Since the acquisition of SanDisk, Western Digital has been offering SSDs in its own portfolio. With the WD Blue Western Digital wants to offer an SSD with the flash memory 3D NAND for the normal user. This test will show whether the SSD can stand out against the competition.
The SSD comes without physical accessories. However, various software can be obtained from the WD website. On the one hand the program “WD SSD-Dashboard” is offered, which can display the available capacity, the operating temperature and the SMART attributes. On the other hand, “Acronis® True Image™ WD Edition” can be downloaded.
Technical Data of the WD Blue 250 GB SSD
The WD Blue is available in four different memory sizes and in a 2.5-inch or M.2 2280 form factor. In any case, SATA III 6 Gbit/s is used as the interface. Technically, the WD Blue is identical to the SanDisk Ultra 3D.
|Form factor||2,5 inch|
|Available capacities||250 GB / 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB|
|Cache||256 / 512 MB DDR3|
|Over-Provisioning||6 / 12 / 24 / 48 GB|
|Read (according to manufacturer)||550 / 560 MB/s|
|Letter (according to manufacturer)||525 / 530 MB/s|
|MTTF||1,75 million hours|
|TBW||100 / 200 / 400 / 500 TB|
|Manufacturer warranty||5 years|
|Scope of supply||SSD, WD SSD Dashboard (Download), Acronis True WD Edition (Download)|
|Price||250 GB for € 45.50, 500 GB for € 61.90, 1 TB for € 105.00, 2 TB for € 238.88|