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Table of Contents
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1 Preface............................................................................................................. 1
Typographical Conventions Used...................................................................................1
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms...................................................................... 1
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2 Introduction................................................................................................... 2
General Description......................................................................................................... 2
Key Features..................................................................................................................... 2
Functional Description.....................................................................................................4
Advanced Flash Management......................................................................................... 4
Defect and Error Management........................................................................................... 4
Wear Leveling......................................................................................................................4
Bad Block Management...................................................................................................... 5
Background Garbage Collection....................................................................................... 5
Tiered Caching.................................................................................................................... 5
Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC)......................................................................................5
Advanced Power Management.......................................................................................5
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3 General Product Specifications.................................................................... 7
Interface............................................................................................................................ 7
Hardware Configuration.................................................................................................. 7
Storage Capacity............................................................................................................. 7
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4 Performance................................................................................................... 9
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WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280.........................................................................9
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5 Power Characteristics..................................................................................10
Supply Voltage............................................................................................................... 10
Average Active Power Consumption........................................................................... 10
Average Maximum Operating Power Consumption.................................................... 11
Peak Power and Maximum Current Consumption........................................................11
Maximum In-Rush Current Power Consumption.......................................................... 12
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Low Power Consumption Modes.................................................................................. 12
Power Mode Transition Times....................................................................................... 13
Graceful Power-off Requirements................................................................................. 13
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6 Thermal Throttling........................................................................................14
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7 Endurance..................................................................................................... 15
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8 Field Firmware Update (FFU)...................................................................... 16
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9 Physical Specifications.................................................................................17
SATA 2.5"/7mm Cased Form Factor.............................................................................17
M.2 2280 Form Factor.................................................................................................... 18
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10 Environmental Specifications................................................................... 20
Temperature...................................................................................................................20
Humidity......................................................................................................................... 20
Vibration......................................................................................................................... 20
Shock.............................................................................................................................. 20
Altitude............................................................................................................................ 21
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)........................................................................................21
Acoustics......................................................................................................................... 21
EMI/RFI Compliance.......................................................................................................21
Chemical Restrictions.................................................................................................... 21
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11 Regulatory Standards and Compliance.................................................... 22
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12 Windows Device Certifications................................................................ 24
HCK Certification........................................................................................................... 24
HLK Certification............................................................................................................ 24
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13 Reliability Characteristics.......................................................................... 25
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)............................................................................ 25
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF).........................................................................................25
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14 Interface...................................................................................................... 26
Supported Standards.....................................................................................................26
SATA Pin Assignments: Signal.......................................................................................26
SATA Pin Assignments: Power...................................................................................... 26
M.2 Pin Assignments...................................................................................................... 27
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15 Supported ATA Commands...................................................................... 30
Command Set................................................................................................................ 30
Identify Device Data...................................................................................................... 34
Log Pages....................................................................................................................... 38
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16 Ordering Information................................................................................. 39
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Preface
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Preface
Typographical Conventions Used
The following typographical conventions are used in this manual:
▪ Italics – Used to indicate a technically defined term or state.
▪ Constant width – Used to show a literal technical command or response.
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms
DEVSLP
Device Sleep
DIPM
Device Initiated Power Management
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge
FFU
Field Firmware Update
HIPM
Host Initiated Power Management
IOPS
Input/Output Operations Per Second
LBA
Logical Block Addressing
LDPC
Low-density Parity-check
MTTF
Mean Time to Failure
NGFF
Next Generation Form Factor
SLC
Single Level Cell
SMART
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology
SSD
Solid State Drive
TBW
Terabytes Written
TLC
Triple Level Cell
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Introduction
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Introduction
This product manual describes the functional, mechanical, and interface
specifications for the WD Blue™ 3D NAND SATA SSD (solid-state drive).
General Description
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD delivers high performance and reliability with low
power consumption in large capacities. It is based on state-of-the-art BiCS3 64L
TLC (triple level cell) flash technology and incorporates the proven tiered caching
architecture designed to improve responsiveness for corporate and consumer
workloads.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is optimized for the demanding power
management requirements of Ultrathin and small form factor products. It features
Device Sleep (DEVSLP), more frequent use of low-power modes, and fast transitions
between various power modes.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD also features a robust error-handling mechanism
technology which uses a page-level striping with distributed parity for an added
layer of data protection. This mechanism thus recovers errors, without interrupting
user data flow that other traditional error correction mechanisms cannot.
Available in either a SATA 2.5”/7mm cased or an M.2 2280 form factor, the WD Blue
3D NAND SATA SSD offers drive capacities of 250 gigabyte1 (GB), 500GB, 1
terabyte2 (TB), and 2TB.
Key Features
▪ Flash Technology
◦ BiCS3 64L 3D TLC
▪ Unformatted Capacities3
◦ 250GB
◦ 500GB
◦ 1TB
◦ 2TB
▪ Form Factors
◦ SATA 2.5”/7mm cased: complies with SFF-8223 and SFF-8201
◦ M.2 2280-S2-B-M4: complies with PCI Express M.2 (NGFF) Electromechanical
Specification, rev. 1.0
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1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some of the drive capacity is used for formatting and
other functions and is not available for data storage.
1 terabyte (TB) = 1 trillion bytes. Available in both the 2.5”/7mm cased and M.2 2280
form factors.
Logical capacity of the drive conforms to the IDEMA HDD Specification. See
www.idema.org for details. A portion of the drive capacity is not available for data
storage. 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. 1 terabyte (TB) = 1 trillion bytes.
250GB, 500GB, and 1TB comply with 2280-S2-B-M, while 2TB complies with 2280-S3-BM.
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◦ M.2 2280 is single-sided for all capacities
▪ Interface to Host
◦ SATA III 6Gb/s (rev. 3.2) compliant
◦ Backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s and SATA I 1.5Gb/s
◦ ATA 8 command set ACS-4
◦ NCQ support up to queue depth of 32
◦ SMART support
▪ High Performance5
◦ Sequential read up to: 560 MB/s
◦ Sequential write up to: 530 MB/s
◦ 4K random read up to: 95,000 IOPS
◦ 4K random write up to: 84,000 IOPS
▪ Low Power Consumption6
◦ Maximum active power: less than or equal to 7,900mW
◦ Average power: 60mW
◦ Slumber low-power mode: 49.9mW - 56.5mW
◦ DEVSLP low-power mode: 4.9mW - 11.9mW
▪ Endurance7
◦ Up to 500 TBW
▪ Advanced Flash Management
◦ Tiered caching architecture
◦ Error-management system
◦ TRIM command support
◦ Dynamic and static wear leveling
◦ Bad block management
◦ Background garbage collection
▪ Dynamic Thermal Throttling
◦ Performance may be throttled in order to avoid cases where the temperature
exceeds the product allowable temperature envelope
◦ Three modes dependent on thermal conditions
▪ High Reliability
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Mean time to failure (MTTF): Up to 1,752,000 hours
Uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER): 1 bit per 1016 bits read
Operational and non-operational shock: 1,500G, 0.5ms half sine
Operational vibration: 5gRMS, 10-2000 Hz
Non-operational vibration: 4.9gRMS, 7-800 Hz
Operational temperature8: 0˚C to 70˚C (32˚F to 158˚F)
Non-operational temperature and storage8,9: -55˚C to +85˚C (-67˚F to 185˚F)
Performance measured for 500GB product, using CrystalDiskMark (1000MB LBA range)
on SATA 6Gb/s host.
Power measured (all capacities) via MobileMark™ 2014 @ 3.3V on SATA 6Gb/s host
(drive configured, DIPM enabled, HIPM disabled)
2TB capacity using JEDEC client workload (JESD219).
Operational temperature is defined as ambient temperature around the SSD. It is not
measured from the on-board temperature sensor. It is important to note that on-board
temperature sensor readings are expected to be higher than ambient temperature
when the SSD is placed inside a system.
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Functional Description
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD supports the following features:
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Support for multi-stream – improves user experience in multitasking systems
Support for TRIM command – sustains drive’s high performance over time
Minimal write amplification – increases endurance and performance
Tiered caching, including use of allocated SLC blocks
Support for ATA register and command set (ATA-8/ACS-4 standard)
SMART feature support
Error recovery using Error Correction Code (ECC)
Self-management of NAND memory defects
Advanced power management for low-power operation, including DEVSLP
capability
▪ Error-management system - provides a last line of data protection
▪ Dynamic and static wear leveling to extend the life of the WD Blue 3D NAND
SATA SSD
Advanced Flash Management
Defect and Error Management
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD contains an enhanced defect and error
management system that is similar to systems found in hard disk drives (HDDs). If
necessary, the device will rewrite data from a defective block to a good block. This
action is completely transparent to the host and does not consume any user data
space.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD soft error rate specification is superior to the HDD
specification. In the rare case when a read error occurs, the drive uses Error
Detection Code (EDC) and Error Correction Code (ECC) algorithms to recover the
data. These defect and error management systems give it unparalleled reliability.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD also includes a robust error handling mechanism
which can recover errors that other traditional error correction mechanisms cannot.
This mechanism can leverage a hardware XOR core to calculate the extra parity onthe-fly with minimal impact in performance.
Wear Leveling
Wear leveling is an intrinsic part of the erase pooling functionality. NAND-based
SSDs use dynamic and static wear leveling and automatic block management to
ensure an even distribution of write/erase cycles throughout the entire device.
These processes guarantee high data reliability and maximize flash life expectancy.
Wear leveling is done between all TLC blocks and separately between all SLC
blocks.
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Non-operational storage temperature does not guarantee data retention.
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Bad Block Management
Bad blocks are occasionally created during the life cycle of a flash component.
These bad blocks must be marked and replaced dynamically in order to prevent
read/write failures. When a bad block is detected, the embedded Bad Block
Mapping algorithm removes the block from future use.
Background Garbage Collection
The flash management firmware will perform internal housekeeping activities, such
consolidating and flushing the SLC blocks to the TLC storage or reorganizing the
data in the TLC array or SLC array. These activities are performed in the background
and are transparent to the host, thus improving performance while providing a
seamless user experience.
Tiered Caching
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD uses a tiered caching structure to improve write
performance and endurance.
Modern operating systems typically access the storage device using small access
blocks; the majority of these being 4KB. These access blocks are incongruent with
the physical block size (less than 1MB) of the newer generation of flash memory
technology, and writing directly to the TLC array is also slower than writing to SLC
blocks. To overcome these hurdles, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD employs three
storage layers:
▪ Volatile cache — DDR DRAM cache
▪ Tiered Caching structure — A non-volatile flash write cache
▪ Mass storage — TLC NAND flash
The tiered caching structure is a pool of X1 blocks which are used as write cache to
accumulate and consolidate all writes at high speed. It works in the background,
then flushes them into the larger X3 storage blocks and uses optimized write
transaction sizes to maximize endurance.
All host data is written to X1 blocks to achieve the highest performance. Three X1
blocks are copied sequentially into one X3 block during the flush to mass storage
when exceeding their threshold.
Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC)
An enhancement introduced with the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is the lowdensity parity-check (LDPC) error correction code (ECC) technology. LDPC
significantly improves reliability over the previous generation of BCH code,
supports progressive levels of error correction, and runs on-the-fly using a
dedicated hardware core to minimize latency and impact on overall drive
performance. Consequently, it uses less power than deeper dynamic read retries.
Advanced Power Management
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD includes an advanced power management
system that supports Device Initiated Power Management (DIPM). Host Initiated
Power Management (HIPM) has been disabled in the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.
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The device can enter in to the SATA Partial and Slumber low-power modes through
DIPM. In DIPM, the device sends a request to the host to enter into Slumber mode
upon completion of any command.
The device also supports the SATA Device Sleep (DEVSLP) mode. For more
information, refer to the SATA revision 3.2 specification available at www.t13.org
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General Product Specifications
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General Product Specifications
Interface
The device interface complies with the Serial ATA standard published by ANSI. It
complies with the SATA 6Gb/s (rev. 3.2) specification and supports ATA-8
Command Set ACS-4. It is also backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s (rev. 2.0)
and SATA 1.5Gb/s (rev. 1.0).
For more information, refer to the American National Standard X3.221: AT
Attachment for Interface for Disk Drives document. Order this document from IHS
by calling 1-800-854-7179 or by accessing their web site: http://global.ihs.com
Hardware Configuration
The following table provides the basic hardware configuration values for the WD
Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.
Form Factor
NAND
Capacity
Memory
2.5"/7mm cased
BiCS3 64L eX3
250GB
4 x 2D BGA
2.5"/7mm cased
BiCS3 64L eX3
500GB
4 x 4D BGA
2.5"/7mm cased
BiCS3 64L eX3
1TB
8 x 4D BGA
2.5"/7mm cased
BiCS3 64L eX3
2TB
8 x 8D BGA
M.2-2280 S2
BiCS3 64L eX3
250GB
4 x 2D BGA
M.2-2280 S2
BiCS3 64L eX3
500GB
4 x 4D BGA
M.2-2280 S2
BiCS3 64L eX3
1TB
4 x 8D BGA
M.2-2280 S3
BiCS3 64L eX3
2TB10
4 x 16D BGA
Storage Capacity
The following table provides the storage capacities for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA
SSD 2.5”/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors.
Unformatted
Capacity11
Sectors in LBA
Mode12
Logical Cylinders
Number of Logical Logical Sectors
Heads
per Track
250GB
488,397,168
16,383
16
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500GB
976,773,168
16,383
16
63
1TB
1,953,525,168
16,383
16
63
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2TB (16D) height is up to 1.5mm in soldered state
A portion of the drive capacity used for formatting and other functions is not available for
data storage.
1 Sector = 512 bytes. LBA count based on IDEMA standard.
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Unformatted
Capacity11
Sectors in LBA
Mode12
Logical Cylinders
Number of Logical Logical Sectors
Heads
per Track
2TB
3,907,029,168
16,383
16
11
12
63
A portion of the drive capacity used for formatting and other functions is not available for
data storage.
1 Sector = 512 bytes. LBA count based on IDEMA standard.
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Performance
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Parameter
Unit
Queue
Depth
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
Sequential
MB/s
Read13 up to:
32
550
560
560
560
Sequential
Write13 up
to:
32
525
530
530
530
Random
IOPS
Read [4KB]13
up to:
1
10,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
Random
IOPS
Read [4KB]13
up to:
32
95,000
95,000
95,000
95,000
Random
Write
[4KB]13 up
to:
IOPS
1
32,000
32,000
32,000
32,000
Random
Write
[4KB]13 up
to:
IOPS
32
81,000
84,000
84,000
84,000
OFF to ON
Resume
Time14
ms
N/A
100
100
100
100
MB/s
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280
Performance values for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280 form factor are
identical to the performance values for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 2.5"/7mm
cased form factor.
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Measured using CrystalDiskMark, 1000MB LBA range, on Desktop with Intel Z77 chipset,
Windows 8 with Intel iRST version 11.7.0.1013, secondary drive.
OFF to ON resume time assumes graceful shutdown. Resume time is measured from
when power is applied to the time when the device is able to complete a host
command, e.g., a 4KB read.
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Power Characteristics
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Power Characteristics
This section provides the measured voltage, power, and current consumed by the
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Supply Voltage
Parameter
Specification
Input Voltage: 2.5"/7mm cased
5V ± 5%
Input Voltage: M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
Maximum Ripple
100mV (peak to peak), 0Hz to 30MHz
Maximum Supply Rise Time
100ms
Average Active Power Consumption
The average active power consumption16 is defined as the blended read/write/idle
power used by the drive while in operation with a commonly used operating
system. It is measured using the MobileMark® 2014 benchmark with DIPM (Device
Initiated Power Management) enabled. When DIPM is enabled, the drive is allowed
to enter low-power modes during host idle times. This benchmark simulates the
typical usage of user applications in a Windows environment, providing a
reproducible test for measuring average active power consumption.
The following table provides the average active power and average current values
for all WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD storage capacities (250GB, 500GB, 1TB and
2TB).
Form Factor
Input
Voltage
Test
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
Average
Power
52mW
54mW
66mW
60mW
Average
Current
10.4mA
10.8mA
13.2mA
12mA
Average
Power
51mW
49mW
58mW
60mW
Average
Current
15.4mA
14.8mA
17.5mA
18.1mA
M.2 2280
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3.3V ± 5%
Power measurements for WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD on SATA 6Gb/s host. Numbers
subject to change during release.
Power measurements at 25°C. Based on firmware version with DIPM enabled. Measured
using MobileMark® 2014 on PC with Intel® QM87 chipset, Intel® Core™ i5-4300M
Processor, 4GB RAM, Windows 8 64-bit.
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Average Maximum Operating Power Consumption
Average maximum operating power consumption17 is measured while the WD Blue
3D NAND SATA SSD is continuously processing sequential read and write
commands (tested separately) for at least 1 minute, with a transfer size of 256
sectors per command (128KB). The sampling interval is 125 milliseconds. This
benchmark is designed to test the worst-case scenario, i.e., when continuous
power is required by the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD during long read or write
command sequences.
Note:
The power and current values in the following table are average
maximum with 20% margin.
Form Factor
Input
Voltage
Test
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
Read: Power 2200mW
2050mW
2550mW
2650mW
Read:
Current
410mA
510mA
530mA
Write: Power 2250mW
3350mW
3750mW
3800mW
Write:
Current
670mA
750mA
760mA
Read: Power 2200mW
2050mW
2300mW
3000mW
Read:
Current
621mA
697mA
909mA
Write: Power 2200mW
3300mW
3750mW
3800mW
Write:
Current
1000mA
1136mA
1152mA
440mA
450mA
667mA
667mA
Peak Power and Maximum Current Consumption
Peak power consumption17is the maximum instantaneous power consumption
measured while the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is continuously processing
sequential read and write commands (tested separately) for at least one minute
with a transfer size of 256 sectors per command (128KB). The sampling interval is
10µs (microseconds). This benchmark is designed to test the worst-case scenario,
i.e., when continuous power is required by the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD during
long read or write command sequences.
Maximum current refers to the maximum operating power that can be applied
continuously to the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD drive without harming the drive.
Note:
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The power and current values in the following table are average
maximum with 20% margin.
Measured at 25°C. Power consumption can vary due to input voltage and ambient
temperature variation.
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Form Factor
Input
Voltage
Test
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
Peak Power
4300mW
5550mW
7600mW
7900mW
Maximum
Current
860mA
1110mA
1520mA
1580mA
Peak Power
4350mW
5650mW
7100mW
7350mW
Maximum
Current
1318mA
1712mA
2152mA
2227mA
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
Maximum In-Rush Current Power Consumption
Maximum in-rush current refers to the maximum instantaneous power consumption
of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD drive after a power cycle until all voltage rails
required for operation are stabilized to their nominal values on the drive. The
sampling interval is 10µs (microseconds).
Form Factor
Input Voltage
Test Maximum In-Rush
2.5"/7mm cased
5V ± 5%
1.5A
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
1.5A
Low Power Consumption Modes
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD supports the Partial, Slumber, and DEVSLP low
power consumption modes.17
Note:
Note: The power and current values in the following table are averages
for a typical WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD drive.
Form Factor
Input
Voltage
Power Mode 250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
Slumber
(Power)
51.4mW
55.4mW
56.0mW
54.5mW
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
Slumber
(Current)
10.3mA
11.1mA
11.2mA
10.9mA
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
DEVSLP
(Power)
6.9mW
5.7mW
11.9mW
11.9mW
2.5"/7mm
cased
5V ± 5%
DEVSLP
(Current)
1.4mA
1.1mA
2.4mA
2.4mA
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
Slumber
(Power)
55.9mW
54.7mW
56.5mW
54.7mW
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
Slumber
(Current)
16.9mA
16.6mA
17.1mA
16.6mA
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
DEVSLP
(Power)
5.1mW
4.9mW
4.9mW
4.9mW
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Form Factor
Input
Voltage
Power Mode 250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
M.2 2280
3.3V ± 5%
DEVSLP
(Current)
1.5mA
1.5mA
1.5mA
1.6mA
Power Mode Transition Times
The following table specifies the transition times between the DEVSLP and active
power states.
Power Mode
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
DEVSLP (Resume)
72ms
79ms
104ms
131ms
Graceful Power-off Requirements
On most operating systems, Write Cache is enabled by default. This is a feature of
the ATA standard and is not specific to WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs. There may
be data residing in the WD Blue 3D NAND cache that have not been written to the
flash memory. To ensure that the data is properly committed to flash memory, the
WD Blue 3D NAND requires a STANDBY IMMEDIATE command before power down.
This command instructs the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD to write all of its volatile
data cache to flash memory and returns a GOOD status to the host after its
successful completion. This command is handled transparently by most operating
systems during the shutdown sequence (e. g., hibernation, shutdown, and
standby).
However, if power is lost without warning – leading to an ungraceful shutdown –
data loss may occur. This may also lead to a longer power-on time for the
subsequent power-up.
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Thermal Throttling
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Thermal Throttling
To protect the integrity of the data and prevent excessive heat dissipation, the
X600 3D NAND SATA SSD uses an integrated thermal sensor in the NAND to monitor
its critical component temperature. If the sensor temperature rises above the
allowable limit, system performance is throttled until the temperature decreases to
an acceptable level. The X600 returns to full performance when the temperature
returns to a normal range. This performance throttling technique acts as a safety
measure.
The X600 3D NAND SATA SSD reads temperature from the integrated thermal
sensor every one second. The device then autonomously decides which throttling
level is required and reduces performance appropriate to the state.
The following table details the thermal throttling behavior for both the X600 3D
NAND SATA SSD 2.5”/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors.
Thermal Band
≤74°C
≥75°C
≥83°C
≥87°C
Thermal Throttle
State
Normal
Light (up to)
Heavy (up to)
Emergency
Shutdown
250GB Read
Refer to
Performance
Section
250
150
No host I/O
available in this
state
250GB Write
Refer to
Performance
Section
60
20
No host I/O
available in this
state
500GB Read
Refer to
Performance
Section
250
140
No host I/O
available in this
state
500GB Write
Refer to
Performance
Section
60
20
No host I/O
available in this
state
1TB Read
Refer to
Performance
Section
250
140
No host I/O
available in this
state
1TB Write
Refer to
Performance
Section
60
20
No host I/O
available in this
state
2TB Read
Refer to
Performance
Section
240
150
No host I/O
available in this
state
2TB Write
Refer to
Performance
Section
70
20
No host I/O
available in this
state
Light Thermal Throttle performance is defined has performance defined as 10% of
Normal. Heavy Thermal Throttle has performance is defined as 650% of Normal.
Emergency Shutdown is activated if device temperature is equal to or higher than
87°C for 20 seconds.
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Endurance
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Endurance
The endurance (longevity) of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is calculated using
JEDEC client workload (JESD219). Endurance is a direct function of user workload
and access pattern. Defined in terms of terabytes written (TBW), endurance
represents the amount of data that can be written to the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA
SSD during the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD lifetime and varies by product
capacity.
Refer to the table below.
Parameter
250GB
500GB
1TB
2TB
Endurance
100 TBW
200 TBW
400 TBW
500 TBW
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Field Firmware Update (FFU)
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Field Firmware Update (FFU)
Field firmware updates (FFUs) for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD, when available,
are found at the following website (http://kb.sandisk.com). Download and activate
these FFUs via the codes indicated in the following table.
Code
Subcommand
Name
Phases Included:
Download
Phases Included:
Save
Phases Included:
Activate
01h
Obsolete
n/a
n/a
n/a
03h
Download with
offsets, and save
microcode for
future use
One or more
segments
Yes
No18
07h
Download and
save microcode
for future use
One segment only
Yes
No18
0Eh
Download with
offsets, and save
microcode for
future use
One or more
segments
Yes
No19
0Fh
Activate
downloaded
microcode
No
No
Yes
All others
Reserved
n/a
n/a
n/a
18
19
Activation does not occur as part of the processing of the command but is triggered by
events that occur after command completion (e.g. power cycle only).
Activation does not occur as part of the processing of the command but is triggered by
events that occur after command completion (e.g. power cycle or activate firmware
without power cycle with Mode F above).
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Physical Specifications
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Physical Specifications
SATA 2.5"/7mm Cased Form Factor
The SATA 2.5"/7mm cased form factor complies with the SFF-8201 and SFF-8223
specifications.
Parameter
Specification
Width
69.85mm ± 0.25mm
Length
100.20mm ± 0.25mm
Thickness
7.0mm ± 0.2mm/-0.5mm
Typical Weight
▪
250GB: 37.4g
▪
500GB: 37.4g
▪
1TB: 37.4g
▪
2TB: 59.7g
Mounting Screws
M3 x 0.5 non-self-tapping or thread forming
Maximum Screw Penetration
3.5mm (0.138")
Screw Torque (nominal/max)
4kgf-cm/7kgf-cm
The figure below is enlarged to show detail, but is not the actual size of the form
factor. This figure shows 2.5"/7mm cased full form factor (for 1TB and 2TB
capacities only).
The figure below is enlarged to show detail, but is not the actual size of the form
factor. This figure shows 2.5"/7mm cased one-half form factor (for 250GB and
512GB capacities only).
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Physical Specifications
M.2 2280 Form Factor
The M.2 2280 form factor complies with the PCI Express™ M.2 Specification,
Revision 1.0. This specification is available at https://pcisig.com/specifications
Parameter
Specifications
Type
250GB, 512GB and 1TB: M.2 2280-S2-B-M
2TB: M.2 2280-S3-B-M
Width
22 ± 0.15mm
Length
80 ± 0.15mm
Thickness (max)
2.23mm: 250GB, 512GB, 1TB
2.38mm: 2TB
Typical Weight
7g ± 1g
The figure below is enlarged to show detail, but is not the actual size of the form
factor.
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Environmental Specifications
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Environmental Specifications
Temperature
Parameter
Specifications
Operational20
0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Non-operational21
-55°C to 85°C (-67°F to 185°F)
Humidity
Specifications
Parameter
Operational
Humidity (Non condensation)
5% to 95%
Maximum wet bulb
30°C
Non-operational
Humidity (Non condensation)
5% to 95%
Maximum wet bulb
40°C
Vibration
Parameter
Specifications
Operational
5gRMS, 10-2000 Hz, 3 axes
Non-operational
4.9gRMS, 7-800 Hz, 3 axes
Shock
Parameter
Acceleration Force
Half Sine Pulse Duration
Operational/Non-operational
1,500G
0.5ms
20
21
Operational temperature is defined as ambient temperature around the SSD. It is not
measured from the on-board temperature sensor. It is important to note that on-board
temperature sensor readings are expected to be higher than ambient temperature when
the SSD is placed inside a system.
Non-operational storage temperature does not guarantee data retention.
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Environmental Specifications
Altitude
Parameter
Specifications
Operational/Non-operational
-1,500ft (-457m) to 40,000ft (12,192m)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Parameter22
Test Voltage
Contact
±4kV
Air
8kV
Acoustics
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD does not generate any acoustic noise (0dB).
EMI/RFI Compliance
Certified Standards Compliance
FCC Part 15 Class B
IECS-003 Class B
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
KN 32
KN 35
CNS 13438 2006 (full version)
VCCI: VCCI rules and regulations (latest rev)
AS/NZS CISPR 22: (latest rev)
Chemical Restrictions
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD complies with:
▪ European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (EU RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EC
▪ European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of
Chemicals (REACH), Regulation (EC) 1907/2006
It also complies with China’s management methods for controlling pollution by
electronic information products (China RoHS).
22
Tested per IEC 61000-4-2 Standard.
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Regulatory Standards and Compliance
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Regulatory Standards and Compliance
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD conforms to and complies with the directives,
regulations, and standards specified in the table below. The WD Blue 3D NAND
SATA SSD is certified to meet the qualification criteria of these standards and
regulations.
Directives, Regulations and Standards
Description or Regulatory Parties
2014/30/EU
EMC Directive
2014/25/EU
LVD Directive
EMI/EMC Testing Directives, Regulations and
Standards
Description or Regulatory Parties
FCC Part 15 Subpart B:2012
FCC (United States)
ICES-003 Issue 5
Canada
EN 55022:2010
Information Technology Equipment--Radio
Disturbances Characteristics-Limits and Methods
of Measurement
EN61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009
Power Harmonics
EN61000-3-3:2008
Voltage Fluctuation
EN 55024:2010
Information Technology Equipment--Immunity
Characteristics-Limits and Methods of
Measurement
EN 61000-4-2:2009
Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (±8 kV Air
Discharge, ±4 kV Contact Discharge, VCP, HCP)
EN 61000-4-3:2006+A1:2008+A2:2010
Radiated Electromagnetic Field Immunity
EN 61000-4-4:2004+A1:2010
Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Immunity
EN 61000-4-5:2006
Surge Immunity
EN 61000-4-6:2009
Conducted Immunity
EN 61000-4-8:2010
Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity
EN 61000-4-11:2004
Voltage Dips Voltage Interruptions
VCCI V-3/2011.04
VCCI (Japan)
AS/NZS CISPR 22:2009
AUS/NZ
BSMI CNS 13438:2006
BSMI (Republic of China)
Safety Directives, Regulations and Standards
Description or Regulatory Parties
UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition, 2007-03-27
N. America (Information Technology Equipment Safety - Part 1: General Requirements)
CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd Edition, 2007-03
(Covered by CULus)
Canada (Information Technology Equipment Safety - Part 1: General Requirements)
IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition)
International Electrotechnical Commission
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Regulatory Standards and Compliance
Safety Directives, Regulations and Standards
Description or Regulatory Parties
EN 60950-1:2006 +A11
TUV Bauart (Germany) License ID number
1234500561
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Windows Device Certifications
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Windows Device Certifications
HCK Certification
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is certified with Windows HCK (Hardware
Certification Kit) for Windows 7.
Category
Device
Product Type
Hard Drive
Qualification Level
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 7 x32
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 7 x64
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 8.1
x32
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 8.1
x64
HLK Certification
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is also certified with Windows HLK (Hardware
Lab Kit) for Windows 10.
Category
Device
Product Type
Hard Drive
Qualification Level
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 10 x32
Logo - Device - Compatible with Windows 10 x64
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Reliability Characteristics
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Reliability Characteristics
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)
The uncorrectable bit error rate is one error per 1016 bits read.
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)23 is a reliability figure that indicates the expected time
to failure of non-repairable electronic equipment. Estimates of MTTF made using a
prediction methodology based in accordance with the Telcordia Special Report
SR-332. The prediction is based on a Parts Stress Analysis.
Quality levels were defined as industrial grade (I) for all of the components. The
detailed prediction for the system was performed at a temperature of 25°C in a GB
(ground, benign) environment.
The MTTF for all WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD form factors and storage capacities is
1,752,000 hours.
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Based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.
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Interface
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Interface
Supported Standards
The supported standards for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD are:
▪ SATA 6Gb/s, Revision 3.2
▪ ATA-8 Command Set ACS-4
SATA Pin Assignments: Signal
Pin #
Assignment
Description
S1
GND
2nd mate
S2
A+
RxP
S3
A-
RxM
S4
GND
2nd mate
S5
B-
TxM
S6
B+
TxP
S7
GND
2nd mate
SATA Pin Assignments: Power
Pin #
Assignment
Description
P1
V33
Not connected
P2
V33
Not connected
P3
DEVSLP
Device sleep, high signal driven
by the host to shut down the
SATA interface completely.
P4
GND
1st mate
P5
GND
2nd mate
P6
GND
3rd mate
P7
V5
5V power input, pre-charge,
2nd mate
P8
V5
5V power input
P9
V5
5V power input
P10
GND
2nd mate
P11
DAS
Device Activity Signal
P12
GND
1st mate
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Interface
Pin #
Assignment
Description
P13
V12
Not connected
P14
V12
Not connected
P15
V12
Not connected
M.2 Pin Assignments
Pin #
Assignment
Description
1
Presence Detection
Pulled low by device
2
+3.3V
3.3V Source
3
GND
Return Current Path
4
+3.3V
3.3V Source
5
No Connect
6
No Connect
7
No Connect
8
No Connect
9
No Connect
10
DAS/DSS#
Device Activity
11
No Connect
12
Mechanical Notch B
13
Mechanical Notch B
14
Mechanical Notch B
15
Mechanical Notch B
16
Mechanical Notch B
17
Mechanical Notch B
18
Mechanical Notch B
19
Mechanical Notch B
20
No Connect
21
OC SSD
GND = SSD
22
23
No Connect
24
No Connect
25
No Connect
26
No Connect
27
GND
Return Current Path
28
No Connect
29
No Connect
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Interface
Pin #
Assignment
Description
30
No Connect
31
No Connect
32
No Connect
33
GND
Return Current Path
34
No Connect
35
No Connect
36
No Connect
37
No Connect
38
DEVSLP
Device Sleep, High Signal driven
by the host shuts down the
SATA interface completely.
39
GND
Return Current Path
40
41
No Connect
+B - TXP
42
43
No Connect
-B - TXN
44
45
GND
-A - RXN
Receiver Differential Signal Pair
No Connect
+A - RXP
50
51
Return Current Path
No Connect
48
49
Transmitter Differential Signal
Pair
No Connect
46
47
Transmitter Differential Signal
Pair
Receiver Differential Signal Pair
No Connect
GND
Return Current Path
52
No Connect
53
No Connect
54
No Connect
55
No Connect
56
No Connect
57
GND
Return Current Path
58
No Connect
59
Mechanical Notch M
60
Mechanical Notch M
61
Mechanical Notch M
62
Mechanical Notch M
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Interface
Pin #
Assignment
Description
63
Mechanical Notch M
64
Mechanical Notch M
65
Mechanical Notch M
66
Mechanical Notch M
67
No Connect
68
No Connect
69
PEDET
Ground = SATA
70
+3.3V
3.3V Source
71
GND
Return Current Path
72
+3.3V
3.3V Source
73
GND
Return Current Path
74
+3.3V
3.3V Source
75
GND
Return Current Path
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Supported ATA Commands
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Supported ATA Commands
Command Set
The following table defines the common ATA commands supported by the WD
Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD. Specifics of each ATA command's operation can be found
in the ATA/ATAPI Command Set ACS-4 Specification which is available at:
http://www.t13.org
Command Name
ATA8
Code
Check Power Mode
Retired/M
98h/E5h
Data Set Management
Obs/O
05h/06h
TRIM
Accessible Max Address Configuration
01h
O
78h
Sub-command: Get Native Max Address EXT
0000h
Sub-command: Set Accessible Max Address EXT
0001h
Sub-command: Freeze Accessible Max Address EXT
0002h
Download Microcode/Download Microcode DMA
O/O
92h/93h
Sub-command: Download with offsets and save microcode
for immediate and future use
O
03h
Sub-command: Download (without offsets) and save
microcode for immediate and future use
07h
Sub-command: Download with offsets and save microcode
for future use
0Eh
Sub-command: Activate downloaded microcode
0Fh
Execute Device Diagnostic
M
90h
Flush Cache
O
E7h
Flush Cache Ext
O
EAh
Identify Device/Identify Device DMA
M/Obs
ECh/EEh
Idle
Retired/M
97h/E3h
Idle Immediate
Retired/M
95h/E1h
Initialize Drive Parameters
Obs
91h
Read Buffer/Read Buffer DMA
O/O
E4h/E9h
Read DMA
O
C8h
Read DMA Ext
O
25h
Read DMA w/o Retry
Obs
C9h
Read FPDMA Queued
O
60h
Read Log Ext/Read Log DMA Ext
O/O
2Fh/47h
Sub-command: Log Directory
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Command Name
ATA8
Code
Sub-command: Extended Comprehensive SMART Error Log
03h
Sub-command: Device Statistics Logs
04h
Sub-command: List of supported log pages
00h
Sub-command: General Statistics
01h
Sub-command: SSD Statistics
07h
Sub-command: Extended SMART Self-test Log
07h
Sub-command: NCQ Error Log
10h
Sub-command: SATA PHY Event Counters Log
11h
Sub-command: Identify Device Data Log
30h
Sub-command: List of Supported Pages
00h
Sub-command: Copy of IDENTIFY DEVICE Data
01h
Sub-command: Capacity
02h
Sub-command: Supported Capabilities
03h
Sub-command: Current Settings
04h
Sub-command: ATA Strings
05h
Sub-command: Security
06h
Sub-command: Serial ATA
08h
Sub-command: Thermal Throttling Log
DEh
Read Multiple
Obs
C4h
Read Multiple Ext
Obs
29h
Read Sectors
O
20h
Read Sectors Ext
O
24h
Read Sectors w/o Retry
Obs
21h
Read Verify Sectors
O
40h
Read Verify Sectors Ext
O
42h
Read Verify Sectors w/o Retry
Obs
41h
Recalibrate
Obs
1Xh
Sanitize Device
O
B4h
Sub-command: Sanitize Status Ext
Sub-command: Crypto Scramble Ext
00h
SED Only
11h
Block Erase Ext
12h
Sub-command: Sanitize Freeze Lock Ext
20h
Security Disable Password
O
F6h
Security Erase Prepare
O
F3h
Security Erase Unit
O
F4h
Security Freeze Lock
O
F5h
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Supported ATA Commands
Command Name
ATA8
Code
Security Set Password
O
F1h
Security Unlock
O
F2h
Seek
Obs
7Xh
Set Features
M
EFh
Sub-command: Enable write cache
02h
Sub-command: Set transfer mode
03h
Sub-command: Enable Advanced Power Management
(APM)
05h
Sub-command: Enable SATA features
10h
Sub-command: DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate Optimization
02h
Sub-command: Device-initiated power state transitions
03h
Sub-command: Software Setting Preservation
06h
Sub-command: Device Sleep
09h
Sub-command: Disable read look-ahead
55h
Sub-command: Disable reverting to power-on defaults
66h
Sub-command: Disable write cache
82h
Sub-command: Disable Advanced Power Managment (APM)
85h
Sub-command: Disable SATA features
90h
Sub-command: DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate Optimization
02h
Sub-command: Device-Initiated Interface Power
Management
03h
Sub-command: Software Setting Preservation
06h
Sub-command: Device Automatic Partial-to-Slumber
transitions
07h
Sub-command: Device Sleep
09h
Sub-command: Enable read look-ahead
AAh
Sub-command: Enable reverting to power-on defaults
CCh
Set Multiple Mode
Obs
C6h
Sleep
Retired/M
99h/E6h
Smart
O
B0h
Sub-command: Read Attribute Values (Read Data)
D0h
Sub-command: Read Attribute Thresholds
Obs
D1h
Sub-command: Enable/Disable Attribute Autosave
Obs
D2h
Sub-command: Save Attribute Values
D3h
Sub-command: Execute Offline Immediate
D4h
Sub-command: Execute Short Self-test routine (Offline)
01h
Sub-command: Execute Extended Self-test routine (Offline)
02h
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Supported ATA Commands
Command Name
ATA8
Code
Sub-command: Execute Selective Self-test routine (Offline)
04h
Sub-command: Abort Offline Immediate routine
7Fh
Sub-command: Execute Short Self-test routine (Captive)
81h
Sub-command: Execute Extended Self-test routine
(Captive)
82h
Sub-command: Read Log
D5h
Sub-command: Write Log
D6h
Sub-command: Enable Operations
Obs
D8h
Sub-command: Disable Operations
Obs
D9h
Sub-command: Return Status
DAh
Sub-command: Enable/Disable Automatic Offline
Obs
D8h
Standby
Retired/M
96h/E2h
Standby Immediate
Retired/M
94h/E0h
Trusted Non-Data
O, SED Only
5Bh
Trusted Receive
O, SED Only
5Ch
Trusted Receive DMA
O, SED Only
5Dh
Trusted Send
O, SED Only
5Eh
Trusted Send DMA
O, SED Only
5Fh
Write Buffer/Write Buffer DMA
O/O
E8h/EBh
Write DMA
M
CAh
Write DMA Ext
O
35h
Write DMA FUA Ext
O
3Dh
Write DMA w/o Retry
Obs
82h
Write FPDMA Queued
O
61h
Write Log Ext/Write Log DMA Ext
O/O
82h
Write Multiple
M
C5h
Write Multiple Ext
O
39h
Write Multiple FUA Ext
M
CEh
Write Sectors
M
30h
Write Sectors Ext
O
34h
Write Sectors w/o Retry
Obs
31h
Write Uncorrectable Ext
O
45h
Psuedo-UECC with Logging
55h
Flagged-UECC without Logging
AAh
Legend: M = Mandatory, O = Optional, Obs = Obsolete But Supported, Retired =
Retired But Supported
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Supported ATA Commands
Identify Device Data
The following table defines the specifics of the IDENTIFY DEVICE data returned by
the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD.
Word Address
Default Value
Total Bytes
Data Field Type
Information
0
0040h
2
ATA General
configuration: bitsignificant information
1-6
XXXXh
12
Obsolete/Retired/
Specific
7-8
0000h
4
Reserved
9
0000h
2
Retired
10-19
ASCII
20
Serial number in ASCII
(left-justified)
20-22
6
2
Retired/Obsolete
23-26
ASCII
8
Firmware revision in
ASCII (left-justified)
27-46
WDC WDSxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
40
Model number in ASCII
(left-justified) for WD
Blue 3D NAND SATA
SSD. SKU without dash;
X depends on capacity
and HW configuration
47
8001h
2
R/w Multiple Sector
Count
48
4000h
2
Trusted Computing
feature set
49
2F00h
2
LBA and MW DMA
modes supported
50
4000h
2
Capabilities
51-52
XXXXh
4
Obsolete
53
0007h
2
Field validity
54-58
XXXXh
10
Obsolete
59
D101h
2
Sanitize and multiple
sector setting
60-61
XXXXh
4
ATA total number of
sectors addressable in
LBA mode
62
0000h
2
Obsolete
63
0007h
2
MW DMA Transfer
Modes
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Word Address
Default Value
Total Bytes
Data Field Type
Information
64
0003h
2
Advanced PIO transfer
modes supported
65
0078h
2
Minimum MDMA
transfer cycle time per
word in ns
66
0078h
2
Recommended MDMA
transfer cycle time per
word in ns
67
0078h
2
Minimum PIO transfer
cycle without flow
control
68
0078h
2
Minimum PIO transfer
cycle with IORDY flow
control
69-70
XXXXh
2
Reserved
71-74
0000h
8
Reserved for IDENTIFY
PACKET DEVICE
command
75
001Fh
2
Queue Depth
76
870Eh
2
SATA capabilities
77
0084h
2
SATA Additional
capabilities
(0002=1.5Gb/s,
0004=3Gb/s,
0006=6Gb/s)
78
014Ch
2
SATA Features
Supported
79
0040h
2
SATA Features Enabled
80
03F0h
2
Major Version number
81
0110h
2
Minor Version number
82
346Bh
2
Command and features
sets supported #1
83
7D09h
2
Command and features
sets supported #2
84
4163h
2
Command and features
sets supported #3
85
3469h
2
Command and features
sets enabled #1
86
BC09h
2
Command and features
sets enabled #2
87
4163h
2
Command and features
sets enabled #3
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Supported ATA Commands
Word Address
Default Value
Total Bytes
Data Field Type
Information
88
207Fh
2
ATA - Ultra DMA modes
supported and selected
89
0001h
2
Time required for
security erase-unit
completion (all
capacities complete
less than 2 minutes)
90
0032h
2
Time required for
enhanced security
erase unit completion
91
0080h
2
Current advanced
power management
(APM) value
92
FFFEh
2
Master Password
Identifier
93
0000h
2
COMRESET Result
94
0000h
2
Acoustic Management
Value
95
0000h
2
Stream Min Request
Size
96
0000h
2
Streaming Transfer
Time-DMA
97
0000h
2
Streaming Access
Latency
98-99
0000h
4
Streaming Performance
Granularity
100-103
XXXXh
8
48-bit # of LBAs
104
0000h
2
Streaming Transfer
Time-PIO
105
0010h
2
Max # 512-byte Blocks
in LBA Range Entries
106
4000h
2
Physical Sector Size/
Logical
107
0000h
2
Inter-Seek Delay for
ISO-7779
108
0000h
2
WWN
109
0000h
2
WWN
110
0000h
2
WWN
111
0000h
2
WWN
112-115
0000h
2
Reserved
116
0000h
2
Reserved for INCITS
TR-37-2004
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Word Address
Default Value
Total Bytes
Data Field Type
Information
117-118
0000h
4
Logical Sector Size
119
401Ch
2
Command/Feature
Sets Supported #4
120
401Ch
2
Command/Feature
Sets Enabled
121-126
0000h
12
Reserved
127
0000h
2
Obsolete
128
0021h
2
Security Status
129-159
0000h
62
Reserved VendorUnique Bytes
160
0000h
2
CFA Power Mode 1
161-175
XXXXh
30
Reserved
176-205
2020h
60
Current Media Serial
Number
206
0000h
2
SCT Command
Transport
207-208
0000h
4
Reserved for CE-ATA
209
4000h
2
Alignment-logical
within Physical Block
210-211
0000h
4
Wr/Rd/Vfy Sector
Count Mode 3
212-213
0000h
4
Wr/Rd/Vfy Sector
Count Mode 2
214
0000h
2
NV Cache Capabilities
215
0000h
2
NV Cache Size in
Logical Blocks (LSW)
216
0000h
2
NV Cache Size in
Logical Blocks (MSW)
217
0001h
2
NV Cache Read
Transfer Speed in MB/s
218
0000h
2
NV Cache Write
Transfer Speed in MB/s
219
0000h
2
NV Cache Options
220
0000h
2
Wr/Rd/Vfy Feature
Set-Current Mode
221
0000h
2
Reserved
222
10FFh
2
Transport Major Version
Number
223
0000h
2
Transport Minor Version
Number
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Word Address
Default Value
Total Bytes
Data Field Type
Information
224-233
0000h
20
Reserved for CE-ATA
234
0001h
2
Min Sector Count for
Download Microcode
Mode 3
235
0080h
2
Max Sector Count for
Download Microcode
Mode 3
236-254
0000h
38
Reserved
255
3BA5h
2
Integrity WordChecksum
Log Pages
The following table defines the list of supported Log Pages accessible through
SMART WRITE LOG, SMART READ LOG, READ LOG EXT and WRITE LOG EXT
commands.
Log Address
Total Pages
Log Address
Description
Access
00h
1
General Purpose Log
Directory
GPL, SMART Log
01h
1
Summary SMART Error
Log
SMART Log
02h
2
Comprehensive SMART
Error Log
SMART Log
03h
1
Extended
Comprehensive SMART
Error Log
GPL
04h
8
Device Statistics Log
GPL, SMART Log
06h
1
SMART Self-Test Log
SMART Log
07h
1
Extended SMART SelfTest Log
GPL
10h
1
NCQ Error Log
GPL
11h
1
SATA PHY Event
Counters Log
GPL
30h
8
Identify Device Data
Log
GPL, SMART Log
80-9Fh
16
Host Vendor-specific
Logs
GPL, SMART Log
DEh
1
Thermal Throttling Logs GPL
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Ordering Information
The following table uses a generic sample SKU to explain and describe the format
of a WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD SKU.
SKU
Details
WDS250G1B0A-00H9H0
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 2.5" 7mm 250GB
WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 2.5" 7mm 500GB
WDS100T1B0A-00H9H0
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 2.5" 7mm 1000GB
WDS200T1BOA-00H9H0
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 2.5" 7mm 2000GB
WDS250G1B0B-00AS40
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280 250GB
WDS500G1B0B-00AS40
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280 500GB
WDS100T1B0B-00AS40
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280 1000GB
WDS200T1B0B-00AS40
WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280 2000GB
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