WD Black 256GB Performance SSD - 8 Gb/s M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive – WDS256G1X0C [Old Version]

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Features

  • Sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s – more than 3 times faster than a SATA SSD
  • Optimized thermal and power management to help maintain consistent high performance during intense workloads
  • Industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) for lasting reliability
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • M.2 design ideal for Tower desktop chassis and small form-factor PCs
$ 88

Product information 256GB

Product Dimensions 3.1 x 0.9 x 0.1 inches
Item Weight 0.16 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.44 ounces
Manufacturer Western Digital
ASIN B01MS6BYJD
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Manufacturer reference WDS256G1X0C
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 268Reviews
Date first listed on Amazon January 10, 2017

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

WD Black 256GB Performance SSD - 8 Gb/s M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive – WDS256G1X0C [Old Version]

Product information 256GB

Product Dimensions 3.1 x 0.9 x 0.1 inches
Item Weight 0.16 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.44 ounces
Manufacturer Western Digital
ASIN B01MS6BYJD
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Manufacturer reference WDS256G1X0C
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 268Reviews
Date first listed on Amazon January 10, 2017

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

WD Black 256GB Performance SSD - 8 Gb/s M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive – WDS256G1X0C [Old Version]

With sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, the WD Black PCIe Gen3 x 4 NVMe-based SSD unleashes a new level of performance for PC users with PCIe NVMe compatible motherboards and systems. With extensive compatibility testing, a 5-year limited warranty, and downloadable SSD software, you get reliable, high-performance storage for years to come.

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Data Transfer Rate 3,938 MB per second 3,938 MB per second 750 Mb per second
Device Type Internal Solid State Drive Internal Solid State Drive Internal Solid State Drive Internal Solid State Drive
Digital Storage Capacity 8 GB 250 GB 8 GB 500 GB
Hard Disk Form Factor 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in
Hardware Connectivity PCI Express x4 PCI Express x4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Hardware Platform pc PC PC
Item Dimensions 3.15 x 0.86 x 0.08 in 0.87 x 3.15 x 0.9 in 5.5 x 0.6 x 4 in 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 in
Item Weight 0.16 ounces 0.16 ounces 0.39 ounces
Model Year 2017 2018 2018 2017

WD Black 256GB Performance SSD - 8 Gb/s M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive – WDS256G1X0C [Old Version] Reviews

  • Jeffrey Twomey
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product
    Capacity: 512GB
    My expectation was that this PCIe M.2 SSD drive would be faster than a SATA M.2 SSD drive (Samsung 850 EVO M.2). My testing doesn't back this up though. I did some informal...
  • Michael Armstrong
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 512GB
    TL;DR: I can understand two bad drives within 5 months. Not happy about it, but it doesn't automatically make this a crap product. But that coupled with slow turn-around on...
  • Toni Hale
    3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 512GB
    I purchased two (2) WD Black 512GB Performance SSD - 8 Gb/s M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe in Jan 2018 from Amazon. Here is what I know: 50% of my order as DOA.

    First, I'm...

  • Debbie Finley
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 256GB
    For the price the drive was a great deal - it wont come close to matching a Samsung Evo/Evo Pro but for $99 its blows the doors off any SSD. Because of the type of NAND...
  • Glenn Hastings
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 512GB
    I installed this in my Lenovo Y700-touch 15isk. I bought the laptop with no SSD, just the 1TB slow as heck 5400RPM HDD.

    Things to consider: I couldn't get WIN7...

  • Lisa Swamp
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 256GB
    It's not as fast as the Samsung Evo m.2, people show that it's around 3000 Mbs, while this drive is around 2000 Mbs. Which is plenty fast for me. I put the os on here and it...
  • Hortense Guarini
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product
    Capacity: 512GB
    Western Digital’s Black 512GB NVMe SSD drive outperforms SATA-based M.2 2280 SSD drives like the Samsung 850 EVO, at only a slight cost premium. While I think it’s a good...
  • Christi Mckee
    2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 256GB
    Alright about the drive. It operates better than an SSD. it gets alittle toasty so a heatsink would be recommended. On crystaldiskmark6 it reached 57 degrees C. So pretty...
  • Scarlett Anderson
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Capacity: 256GB
    This product is a tad faster than my Kingston SSD I purchased nearly 3 years ago, which seems to follow the other reviews around the slower response even though its a WD...

From the manufacturer

Offering sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, the WD Black PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD unleashes new levels of performance to help your PC run the most demanding games, VR applications, and creative software.

  • Sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s.¹
  • Optimized thermal and power management to help maintain consistent performance.
  • Industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF)* for lasting reliability.
  • 5-year limited warranty.


Unleashed Performance For Next-Level Computing

With sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, over three times faster than a SATA SSD, the WD Black PCIe SSD handles even the most resource-heavy computing tasks. Boot your system quickly, launch games fast, and make multitasking easy with a WD Black PCIe SSD.



Thermal And Power Management

Comprehensive thermal throttling and power management algorithms help WD Black PCIe SSDs maintain consistent performance, help prevent overheating, and preserve your data.



Leading-Edge Reliability

1.75M hours MTTF combined with several leading error-correction technologies helps WD Black PCIe SSDs prevent data loss and provide lasting reliability for years to come.



M.2 2280 Design

Featuring a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor, the WD Black PCIe SSD is perfect for high-performance desktops and small form-factor PCs.



5-Year Limited Warranty And WD F.I.T. Lab Certified

WD Black PCIe SSDs have been certified by WD F.I.T. Lab for compatibility with a wide range of high performance PC configurations. And with a 5-year limited warranty, you get reliable storage that lasts.



Downloadable WD SSD Dashboard and Acronis software

Monitor your drive’s capacity, endurance, operating temperatures, SMART attributes, and more with the WD SSD Dashboard. And with the free Acronis True Image WD Edition, you can clone drives to back up your entire OS and software settings, along with the rest of your data.


Legal Disclaimers

*Based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.

Performance is based on the CrystalDiskMark benchmark using a 1000MB LBA range on Gigabyte GA-Z77XUD5H desktop with Intel Z77 chipset, Intel i7-3770 3.4GHz, 8M, Ivy Bridge, Windows 8 64-bit SP1 using Intel iRST version 11.7.0.1013, secondary drive, C-state off. Performance may vary based on host device.

1 MB =1,000,000 bytes. IOPS = input/output operations per second.

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