Product Comparison: Western Digital Blue 3D NAND vs Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)

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General Specifications
Blue (WDS500G2B0A)
MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)
About the Product
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD utilizes 3D NAND technology for capacities up to 2TB* with enhanced reliability. Featuring an active power draw up to 25% lower** than previous generations of WD Blue SSDs, you’re able to work longer before recharging your laptop, while sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s give the speed you want for your most demanding computing applications.*** Combined with the free, downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and a 5-year limited warranty, you can confidently upgrade your system to the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.
Upgrade with the Crucial® MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support. Even if you’ve never installed an SSD, don’t sweat it – our step-by-step guide walks you through the process to make installation easy. It’s worth it.
Key Specs
1000 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
560 Mb/s
560 Mb/s
Write Speed
530 Mb/s
510 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Western Digital Blue 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD
  • This SSD is approximately $50 cheaper than it's predecessor and delivers same fantastic results!
  • I would highly recommend this SSD Hard Drive for all older PC performance related problems.
  • Fast and reliable, WD always had a good reputation.
  • The performance increase has been stunning and I couldn't beat the price.
  • Speeds up system login and apps open faster. Good SSD!
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • Everything runs butter smooth now which is a huge difference from having a platter HD that ran at 7200 rpms.
  • The boot time on my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is so fast now, took about 7s to completely boot up. Definitely worth the price.
  • Boot time went from 2+ minutes to 30 seconds, from power on to using an app.
  • Drive is fast and the price is really good compared to competing products.
  • Easy to install, booting really fast and good quality, i am very pleased!
Size & Weight
0.27 in.
0.1 in.
3.95 in.
3.1 in.
2.75 in.
0.86 in.
1.3 oz.
0.32 oz.
Form Factor
M.2 2280
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
Leading-edge relibility, Broad compatibility, Downloadable wd ssd dashboard and acronis software
Built-in durability, Exclusive Data Defense
What customers say about "Features"
Western Digital Blue 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD
  • No errors, fast for SATA interface. No failures for me.
  • If you're looking for an SSD with a SATA interface take a long look at this one - I think it's worth it.
  • As the SATA interface lifecycles is coming to an end, these are about as good as you're going to get in this price segment.
  • Read/Write speeds will saturate the SATA III interface.
  • Still limited by SATA3 performance bottlenecks and overhead, which aren't necessary on a PCIe device. NVMe is superior in that regard.
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • I like that they included the tie down screw as most SSD's do not.
  • The drive temp never climbs over 55 degrees celsius.
  • Install went easily. Works great. 10/10
  • It installed pretty quick and I only had to use one of the screws provided to hold it down in the M.2 slot.
  • Crucial Software made it incredibly easy to clone the drive and boot from the SSD.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
109.99 $

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