The Western Digital Blue 3D M.2 SSD Overview (2TB)
High quality 3D NAND flash
Strong performance with max. 560/530 MB / s read / write
95,000 / 84,000 IOPS Random Read / Write
Compact M.2 format (2280)
The Western Digital Blue 3D M.2 SSD is a particularly small and at the same time powerful solid state drive for an M.2 slot, which is addressed here via the SATA 6G interface. The support for the modern, fast interface format is absolutely justified, as the version of the Digital Blue 3D M.2 SSD offered here with a hefty two TB of storage space is very powerful, as revealed by the sequential read and write rates, which are high at 560 and 530 respectively MB / s lie. They almost completely erode the maximum possible speeds according to SATA III with up to 6 Gbit / s.
This is also thanks to the innovative 3D NAND Flash with 64 layers, which was above all the power consumption reduced by more than a quarter. The new technology can also accommodate more memory in a smaller space, which significantly increases the possible storage capacity on the small M.2 cards.
The excellent performance impressed all the more in view of the small Ultrabook- or tablet-capable size of the drive, after all, the Western Digital Blue 3D M.2 SSD is just under 8 cm long and 2.2 cm wide. For use, however, a free M.2 SATA connection must be present in the device. Note that motherboards with Z97 chipset may not support M.2 SATA, only M.2 PCIe. Compatibility should therefore be requested from the manufacturer before purchase.
Dimensions (without frame): 22 x 2.38 x 80 mm (W × H × D)
Weight: approx. 7 g
Capacity: 2 TB
Connection: M.2 (SATA 6G)
Reading: max. 560 MB / s
Write: max. 530 MB / s
IOPS (4KB Random Read): max. 95,000
IOPS (4KB Random Write): max. 84,000
Typical power consumption: 3 / 0.056 watts (operation / idle)
Average life expectancy: 1.75 million h
TBW: 500 TB
Operating temperature: 0 to 70 ° C
Shock resistant up to: 1,500 G
Manufacturer's warranty: 3 years