Western Digital releases their first SATA Solid State Drives

10:10:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Western Digital is well known in the market for their mechanical hard drives that come in all shapes and size but the future of mass storage is going digital. Building upon their acquisition of SanDisk earlier this year, today Western Digital is unveiling their very first Solid State Drives which likely uses SanDisk's flash memory expertise.

The initial launch of Western Digital branded SSDs will be limited and the company will be offering these SSDs in two version. The Western Digital Blue SSDs are high performance drives (upto 545MB/s read and 525MB/s write speeds) that goes up to 1TB in size while the Western Digital Green is the low powered option (upto 540MB/s read and 405MB/s write speeds) with capacities of up to 240GB.

Both variants are just normal SATA based SSDs and they both come in the form of a 2.5mm enclosure and a M.2 form factor. The WD Blue SSDs will begin at US$79 (~MYR 330) and the price for the WD Green SSDs will be revealed when it gets launched later this year.