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WD Blue SN500
Step Up to NVMe Performance

WD Blue SN500

Blue SN500 NVMe SSD (500GB)


  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Interface: PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s, up to 2 lanes
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280


Drive Performance Beyond SATA

The WD Blue™ SN500 NVMe™ SSD steps up performance three times over our high-end SATA SSDs with a superior NVMe solution for high-performance and mainstream PCs. The WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD allows resellers, system builders and consumers to take advantage of a reliable NVMe storage solution when creating their next PCs. Available in 250GB and 500GB capacities in an M.2 2280 form factor, the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD will give your system the boost you need.

Read Speeds Up to 1700MB/s

The WD Blue PC SN500 NVMe SSD is designed to deliver high performance with sequential read speeds up to 1700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1450MB/s (500GB model) with efficient power consumption as high as 2.7W.

Low Power Draw

Based on proven technology descended from our WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD, the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD enables a low power draw while maintaining significantly higher performance over our SATA SSD.

In-house Controller and 3D NAND

Fueled by the Western Digital in-house controller and 3D NAND supporting the PCIe NVMe interface and DRAM-less configurations.

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  • Enables very low power draw while maintaining high performance
  • Fueled by the Western Digital® in-house controller and 3D NAND
  • Sequential read speeds up to 1,700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,450MB/s (500GB model)
  • Downloadable SSD dashboard to help monitor drive health
  • Features a 5-year limited warranty

Applications and Workload

  • PC Gaming
  • Creative Professionals
  • High-Performance PCs and Laptops


General 250GB 500GB
Interface PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s, up to 2 lanes PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s, up to 2 lanes
Sequential Read MB/s up to (Q=32, T=1) 1,700 1,700
Sequential Write MB/s up to (Q=32, T=1) 1,300 1,450
Random Read IOPS up to (Q=32, T=8) 210K 275K
Random Write IOPS up to (Q=32, T=8) 170K 170K
Endurance (TBW) 150 300
Average Active Power 75mW 75mW
Peak Power (10us) 1.8A 1.8A
Low Power (PS3) 25mW 25mW
Sleep 2.5mW 2.5mW
MTTF 1.75M hours (Telcordia SR-332, GB, 25oC
Operating Temperatures 32oF to 158oF (0oC to 70oC)
Non-operating Temperatures -67oF to 185oF (-55oC to 85oC)
Certifications FCC, UL, TUV, KCC, BSMI, VCCI, C-Tick
Limited Warranty 5 Years
Physical Dimensions
Form Factor M.2 2280
Length 80 +- 0.15mm
Width 22 +- 0.15mm
Height 2.38mm
Weight 6.5g +- 1g


Download the WD Blue SN500 Datasheet (PDF).