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Western Digital Introduces WD Blue and WD Green Solid State Drives

With prices starting at $79, WD’s new SSDs boast transfer speeds up to 545MB/s and capacities up to 1TB. By ChannelPro

Western Digital Corporation, a provider of storage technologies and solutions, has introduced WD Blue and WD Green SATA client solid state drives (SSDs).

For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are optimized for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. The SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors. They also offer up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400TBW. Now available, the WD Blue SSDs range in price from $79.00 to $299.00.

WD Green SSDs offer essential-class performance for everyday use and are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors. The SSDs feature 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.

“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. 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.”

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