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Western Digital WDS500G2B0A WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA, 500 GB £53.74 @ Amazon
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Western Digital WDS500G2B0A WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA, 500 GB £53.74 @ Amazon

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Posted 5th Nov
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD utilizes Western Digital 3D NAND technology for capacities up to 2TB with enhanced reliability. Featuring an active power draw up to 25% lower than previous generations of WD Blue SSDs, you’re able to work longer before recharging your laptop, while sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s give the speed you want for your most demanding computing applications. Combined with the free, downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and a 5-year limited warranty, you can confidently upgrade your system to the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.


  • High capacity and enhanced reliability
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower than previous WD Blue SSDs
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s; sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s
  • 1.75M hours MTTF and up to 500 TBW for enhanced reliability
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified for compatibility across a wide range of computers
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Would this work in a Mac mini 2012 anyone?
Sid.Harper05/11/2019 00:12

Would this work in a Mac mini 2012 anyone?


Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard SATA slot for 2.5" SSD. Check your manual to see if it has a M.2 slot. I don't know Apple MacBooks but I suspect it doesn't.


Best approach: chat with apple customer care. May be they can help.
Sid.Harper05/11/2019 00:12

Would this work in a Mac mini 2012 anyone?


Check on uk.crucial.com or google to see what type of drive it supports, i suspect it could be sata, which mean this would be ok. But do check to find out the correct drive supported.
crazy8monster05/11/2019 00:47

Check on https://uk.crucial.com or google to see what type of drive it …Check on https://uk.crucial.com or google to see what type of drive it supports, i suspect it could be sata, which mean this would be ok. But do check to find out the correct drive supported.


Thanks. I know which crucial model
It supports but specifically wanted to know about this WD being compatible or not. First time upgrading a Mac and at the time I bought it I remember the options being limited but can’t quite recall why. The cabling kits were also expensive but now under a tenner so will take the plunge.
ab71305/11/2019 00:23

Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard …Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard SATA slot for 2.5" SSD. Check your manual to see if it has a M.2 slot. I don't know Apple MacBooks but I suspect it doesn't.Best approach: chat with apple customer care. May be they can help.


Thanks - I don’t have a MacBook though. I have an old Mac mini. Yes they use sata but per my reply to another poster just now there used to be limited compatibility for some reason. Wondered if anyone had experience or specific knowledge of this drive on a 2012 Mac mini.
ab71305/11/2019 00:23

Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard …Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard SATA slot for 2.5" SSD. Check your manual to see if it has a M.2 slot. I don't know Apple MacBooks but I suspect it doesn't.Best approach: chat with apple customer care. May be they can help.


This is not right - this listing is for the standard SATA slot model, not the M2...
ab71305/11/2019 00:23

Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard …Only if your MacBook has an M.2 slot - this is different from the standard SATA slot for 2.5" SSD. Check your manual to see if it has a M.2 slot. I don't know Apple MacBooks but I suspect it doesn't.Best approach: chat with apple customer care. May be they can help.


Huh? This is a Sata drive not an M.2? The MacBook needs a regular 2.5" Sata port which it probably does being a 2012 model.
Edited by: "Solado" 5th Nov
aj_nu05/11/2019 09:57

This is not right - this listing is for the standard SATA slot model, not …This is not right - this listing is for the standard SATA slot model, not the M2...


thanks for correction
crazy8monster05/11/2019 00:47

Check on https://uk.crucial.com or google to see what type of drive it …Check on https://uk.crucial.com or google to see what type of drive it supports, i suspect it could be sata, which mean this would be ok. But do check to find out the correct drive supported.


Nice tip, I've previously bought 2 ssds for separate computers and both of them wouldn't work. Used thst link to get some compatible drives to bring some life back to old machines.
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