Product Comparison: Western Digital Blue 3D NAND vs Western Digital Black (WDS100T2X0C)

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General Specifications
Blue (WDS500G2B0A)
Black (WDS100T2X0C)
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.
Introducing the WD Black NVMe SSD: the driving force behind everything you do. Featuring sequential read/write speeds up to 3,400/2,800 MB/s, and the innovative Western Digital Spectrum storage architecture, it’s where blazing speed, top-tier performance, and Western Digital 3D NAND technology combine. With up to 600TBW (for 1000GB capacity) and 1.75M hours MTTF, the WD Black NVMe SSD is the virtually invincible SSD you can rely on.
Key Specs
1000 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
560 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
530 Mb/s
400 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!
Western Digital Black (WDS100T2X0C) 1 TB High-Performance NVMe Internal SSD
  • This drive is fantastic and noticeably faster than my prior SSD.
  • Performance is fantastic and the benchmarks I get match what reviewers got.
  • Buying this drive is a promise that you will have top tier performance.
  • If I'm being truthful, all the benchmarks say this is 8x faster than my previous sata SSD (3200 mb/s vs 400 mb/s).
  • I am pleasantly surprised how fast it is. Recommended for everyone who want increase a speed of your PC.
Size & Weight
0.27 in.
0.09 in.
3.95 in.
3.14 in.
2.75 in.
0.86 in.
1.3 oz.
0.26 oz.
Form Factor
M.2 2280
PCle 3.0 x4
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit
Leading-edge relibility, Broad compatibility, Downloadable wd ssd dashboard and acronis software
WD F.I.T. Lab, Low power efficiency, Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard
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.
Western Digital Black (WDS100T2X0C) 1 TB High-Performance NVMe Internal SSD
  • My system report says Link Width: x4 which means all four lanes are being used. Super happy.
  • If you have an M.2 interface that supports PCIe SSDs, I highly recommend getting one.
  • Just make sure your system supports 4 PCIe lanes. My Dell laptop only supports 2, so my speeds are about half of what the drive is capable of but even so is very fast!
  • The M.2. form-factor is more compact and convenient than other.
  • The dashboard software is improved from the old version, but it's still fairly limited in its usefulness.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
184.99 $

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