Western Digital finally unveils its first ever SATA SSDs aimed for consumer PCs. The company initially focuses on consumer market cloud-based and traditional HDDs, until it took over SanDisk for $19bn along with its marketable SSD share. New storage devices will be labeled under Western Digital moniker.
There will be two new SSDs that will be available. The highly-optimized WD Blue SSDs that are designed for enhance SATA performance to handle heavy applications. And for casual users, there will be WD Green SSDs for everyday use. See the pricing and availability below the press snippet.
Pricing and Availability
WD Blue SSD
For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are optimized for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. Perfect in either a notebook or desktop PC, 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 SSD
WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great option for everyday use. 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.
Source: Press Release