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With WD’s Functional Integrity Testing Lab (FIT Lab) certification, the 500GB WD Blue SATA 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive is compatible with a wide range of computers, so you can be sure you are making the right choice. Combined with the free, downloadable WD SSD Dashboard and a 3-year limited warranty, you can confidently upgrade your system to the WD Blue solid state drive. WD SSD Dashboard provides a suite of tools so you’re always able to check on the health of your solid state drive. It helps you track things like disk model, firmware version, S.M.A.R.T. attributes, or simply find out how much space you have left on your WD Blue drive.
For high-end computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software, WD Blue solid state drives have the speed you need for the
performance you want. Tiered caching technology utilizing SLC (single-level cell) and TLC flash technology enables sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 525MB/s, allowing for fast system boot up, quick
application response, and rapid transfer speeds.