Western Digital Releases Its First Consumer WD Solid State Drives

Western Digital Releases Its First Consumer WD Solid State Drives

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Western Digital has announced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives, its first WD-branded SATA client SSDs.

“The expansive reach of the WD channel enables availability of a Western Digital SSD solution. We are very proud to have developed and launched WD Blue and WD Green SSDs, and believe they’ll provide the instant-on, reliability and capacity benefits our customers have been demanding.”

The WD Blue and WD Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. Consumers benefit from the combination of reliable storage with an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, coupled with reduced power and less heat when compared to HDDs. Both include free, downloadable, WD SSD Dashboard software, which allows continuous performance and capacity monitoring. For consumers who are looking for instant-on responsiveness, durability, low power consumption, and ultra-thin, ultramobile form factors, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs are the perfect options.

Western Digital Releases Its First Consumer WD Solid State Drives

“There is significant demand among our core WD resellers and consumers for a broad set of flash-based storage options,” says Eyal Bek, senior director, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital. “The expansive reach of the WD channel enables availability of a Western Digital SSD solution. We are very proud to have developed and launched WD Blue and WD Green SSDs, and believe they’ll provide the instant-on, reliability and capacity benefits our customers have been demanding.”

Pricing and Availability
WD Blue SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors. The WD Blue SSD offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400TBW. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) ranges from $79.00 USD to $299.00 USD and will be available immediately to select customers worldwide and at wd.com.

WD Green SSDs are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors, WD Green SSDs deliver an ultra-low power-draw, enabling PC users to work longer between battery charges. WD Green features sequential read and write times of up to 540MB/s and 405MB/s and endurance up to 80 TBW. WD Green SSDs will be available later this quarter to select regions and customers.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty.


Western Digital Releases Its First Consumer WD Solid State Drives

Western Digital Releases Its First Consumer WD Solid State Drives
Klinky - October 13, 2016 at 2:35am
Buhahaha! 200 year MTTF. Let's start testing that out...
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