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Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with WD Blue and Green series SSDs

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with WD Blue and Green series SSDs

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with WD Blue and Green series SSDs

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with Blue and Green series SSDs

 
Western Digital has now started selling SSDs under their own name, just five months after the company acquired SanDisk, a major flash manufacturer.  
 
The company has now officially re-entered the SSD market with their new WD Blue and Green series SSDs, which will both come in M.2 and traditional 2.5" SSD form factors. These new SSDs are designed to be used in entry-level machines with both using traditional SATA controllers and SanDisk made NAND flash. 

  

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with WD Blue and Green series SSDs  

Western Digital's Green series SSD will use a low-end Silicon Motion controller, which features no DRAM cache and deliver sequential read and write speeds of around 540MB/s and 405MB/s respectively. This SSD is intended for budget systems, so this SSD should come with very affordable pricing. 

The Blue series of SSDs will come with the same Marvell controller that is used in Crucial's MX300 drive and will use SanDisk made 15-nm TLC flash, offering sequential read and write speeds of around 545MB/s and 525MB/s. 

Both Green and Blue series SSDs will come with a 3-year warranty and will release later this quarter. 

 

You can join the discussion on Western Digital's Green and Blue Series SSDs on the OC3D Forums

 

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11-10-2016, 17:44:48

NeverBackDown
Surprised they didn't release a black version first.Quote

11-10-2016, 22:15:19

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Surprised they didn't release a black version first.
I suspect they will put intels nvme tech on that one, sata 3 interface for black series wouldnt be right.Quote

11-10-2016, 22:45:30

NeverBackDown
Fair enough point. You're probably right, save the black series for all the latest tech to help challenge say Samsungs newest PCIe 3.0 NVMe drivesQuote

12-10-2016, 03:58:52

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Surprised they didn't release a black version first.
Well if/when they do release a black series SSD on M.2. I hope they do make it jet black, I've seen many builds ruined by the SSD because it's bright green in the middle of a black motherboardQuote
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