Product Comparison: Western Digital Blue (WDS500G2B0A) vs Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)


General Specifications
Brand
WD
Crucial
Model
Blue (WDS500G2B0A)
MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)
Origin
Malaysia
Mexico
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
Capacity
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 (WDS500G2B0A)
  • 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
Height
0.27 in.
0.1 in.
Width
3.95 in.
3.1 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
0.86 in.
Weight
1.3 oz.
0.32 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
M.2 2280
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
3D NAND
3D NAND
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
Extras
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 (WDS500G2B0A)
  • 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)
Certifications
FCC, KC, VCCI, BSMI, UL, TUV
IC, TUV, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
109.99 $


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