Solid State Drive

WD Black PCIe SSD (2017)


  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • Form Factor

  • M.2 2280
  • Next-generation storage for high-performance PCs.

    With sequential read speeds up to 2050MB/s, the WD Black PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD unlocks a new level of performance for high-performance PC users.

    Unleashed performance for next-level computing

    WD Black PCIe SSDs are equipped with sequential read speeds up to 2050MB/s – more than three times faster than a SATA SSD.

    Thermal and power management

    Comprehensive thermal throttling & power management algorithms help prevent overheating and maintain high performance.

    Leading-edge reliability

    1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) and several leading error-correction technologies help provide lasting reliability.

    M.2 design ideal for desktops and small form-factor PCs

    With a thin, single-sided M.2 design, the WD Black PCIe SSD is perfect for tower desktop chassis as well as small form-factor, high-performance PCs.

    5-year limited warranty and WD F.I.T. Lab certified

    WD Black PCIe SSDs are certified by WD F.I.T. Lab for compatibility with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations and come with a 5-year limited warranty.

    Downloadable WD SSD Dashboard and Acronis software

    Monitor your drive’s health with the free, downloadable WD SSD Dashboard and clone drives with Acronis® True Image™ WD Edition software.


    Download our white paper to learn more about how WD Black PCIe can enhance your computing experience.

    Technical Specifications

    WD Black PCIe SSD Dimensions



    512GB, 256GB



    PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s


    Form Factor

    M.2 2280


    Sequential Read/Write

    Up to 2,050 MB/s Read
    Up to 800 MB/s Write


    Up to 2,050 MB/s Read
    Up to 700 MB/s Write


    Model # Capacity Interface Form Factor Shop
    WDS512G1X0C 512GB PCIe Gen3 8 Gb s M.2 2280
    WDS256G1X0C 256GB PCIe Gen3 8 Gb s M.2 2280

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