|Item Height||0.09 inches|
|Item Width||0.87 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Hard Disk Description||Solid State Hard Drive|
|Wireless Type||Radio Frequency|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||1 Milliampere Hour (mAh)|
|Lithium Battery Packaging||Batteries packed with equipment|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.5 Kilograms|
|Number Of Lithium Ion Cells||1|
|Number of Lithium Metal Cells||1|
|Item model number||WDS100T2B0B|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 2.21 x 0.23 cm; 11 Grams|
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- High capacity with enhanced reliability
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- SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
- Up to 530 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
- M.2 2280 Form Factor
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Ready for your high performance computing needs, a WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD offers high capacity, enhanced reliability, and blazing speed. A WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD uses 3D NAND technology not only for higher capacities (up to 4TB in the 2.5" 7mm form factor) than the previous generation WD Blue SSDs, but also to help reduce cell-to-cell interference for enhanced reliability. 3D NAND technology enables Sequential Read Speeds up to 560MB/s and Sequential Write Speeds up to 530MB/s. An SSD is designed with no moving parts to help protect against data loss if it is accidentally bumped or dropped. And with 1.75M hours MTTF (mean time to failure), up to 600 TBW (terabytes written), and several error correction technologies, WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs can help guard data for years to come. With a certification from the WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab), every WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is verified for compatibility with a wide range of desktop and laptop computers. Every WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD goes through extensive compatibility and reliability testing to ensure it meets the high standards of the WD brand. Every WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD comes with a 5-year limited warranty, so you can be confident of your storage when you upgrade or replace any of your drives.
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So once I had it cloned there were no problems whatsoever. I did have to resize my partition manually afterward but no big deal there since that is standard procedure. Maybe that is why the WD drives are a few $ cheaper than the competition because their support tools are not very good.
You shouldnt have any problems if you are doing a fresh format or anything. But if you plan to clone your drive, keep this in mind.
Unlike hard drives, SSD's have limited endurance and are affected by what's known as "write amplification". Basically, a write to NAND can only be done in units called "pages". Writing less than a page leaves part of the page empty. The controller can eventually stitch these smaller writes together, but it hurts performance, and more importantly, means that, in order to fill a page, the SSD has to write many pages. (Comparatively, if the OS knows the page size, it can issue writes in whole pages.) This "write amplification" can cause a major discrepancy in how much data the OS writes to the drive and how much is actually written to the NAND (which is what wears out). As a result, the drive can stop working as much as 10x sooner than expected.
Now, a *reputable* manufacturer would advertise the page size, not only in the product documentation, but in a way that the OS can recognize. WD does neither; the only meaningful metric reported by the drive is a 512-byte "sector size". An OS that isn't actively on guard against such maliciousness is at risk of creating a huge write amplification factor (I've seen reports as high as 20x) and wearing out the SSD much, *much* sooner than would occur with proper use.
So what is the *actual* page size? According to WD: "the information that you are looking for is a proprietary information and it is not available for the customers." (Note that there is widespread agreement that modern SSD's have a page size of *at least* 4KiB.)
My goal was to upgrade an original 256 GiB SSD in an Alienware 15 (R0 or R1, the one that does not accept NVMe SSDs) to the larger 500 GiB one. Between a few choices, what drove me to the WD Blue was a combination of good reviews, price, and the availability of the Acronis True Image cloning software.
Obviously there are many choices of cloning software, many of them free and efficient (looking at you, Easeus). I was gladly impressed with the Acronis True Image. I installed the SSD (now what is this about no SSD including the darn screw? A few cents, perhaps a dollar, to include a screw in an $130-plus product?) and loaded Acronis. At first, the new SSD would not be found: I had to make the SSD "online" through Windows' Computer Management interface. Acronis gives you a few choices of cloning: (1) an exact image, which will maintain all partition sizes and location as they were originally (thus you get no increase in size; you would have to do that later); (2) allow Acronis to increase the target partition size as it assumes best; or (3) manual definition of target partition location and sizes.
Option (2) would not work well for me. My original SSD had some 6 partitions (many of them recovery partitions that I do not know were really being utilized, but I will figure that out later), and Acronis would always pick the wrong one to allocate the extra space in the new SSD. Thus, I selected the manual cloning, which gives you an initial exact-image template, and then you can move the partitions and/or change their size in the target SSD. As such, I maintained the order of the partitions on the new SSD, and allocated all the extra space to the "system" partition.
The next issue is that I utilize Bitlocker in my drives. Acronis True Image will not clone Bitlocker-encrypted partitions, either online, or offline (booting from an Acronis boot disk or USB). I had to therefore disable Bitlocker and decrypt my drives prior to cloning, which took a considerable amount of time. Once done, Acronis could initiate the cloning process. I left the cloning operation running and occupied myself with other matters. I came back after a while (one hour, perhaps) to verify what next steps were necessary for Acronis to finish the cloning procedure. I expected to have to configure the new boot device as the new SSD in Windows, or through Acronis. What I found was the computer already rebooted, utilizing the new SSD as the new boot device, all partitions correctly configured as I designed, and the old SSD available and untouched (apart from not set as the boot device any longer).
Not bad. Not bad at all.
Now what is this about not including the darn screw? I will not cut stars because of this, but, come on. Between two competing SSDs, similar prices/performance, one includes the darn screw, which one do you thing consumers would buy?