Western Digital intros WD Blue and WD Green SSDs
Western Digital, today, announces its WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs) which are the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs.
Both the WD Blue and WD Green claims a near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance, and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Lab certification that all result to quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. It also promises 1.75M hours of MTTF with reduced power and less heat in comparison to hard disk drives (HDDs).
“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.”
The WD Blue SSD is available in 500GB and 1TB storage options with both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors. It also offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, with endurance up to 400TBW. MSRP is Php8,250 for the 500GB and Php16,500 for the 1TB variant. The WD Blue is now available at Ubertech Technologies, Inc., PC Options, and Gaisano Interpace.
As for the WD Green, it is also available in 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors with ultra-low power-draw, up to 540MB/s and 405MB/s, and with endurance up to 80TBW. It will be available later this quarter to select regions and customers with an MSRP of Php2,700 for the 120GB and Php4,500 for 240GB.
Both are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and are compatible with WD SSD Dashboard software for capacity monitoring.