Western Digital reveals Solid State Drives with 64-Layer 3D and NAND technology
By Digital News Asia September 28, 2017
- Western Digital's two latest SSDs are targeted towards the enthusiast crowd
- Comes with three-year warranty with capacity running from 250GB up to 2TB in size
DATA storage technology company Western Digital has announced the availability of its WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD in Malaysia.
As the world’s first client solid state drives built with the company’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the new SSDs deliver lower power consumption and higher performance, endurance and capacities.
“Whether it’s for gaming, photo and video editing, or other high-end computing applications, consumers today expect their PCs and laptops to deliver superior performance with higher endurance but with less power used,” said Western Digital's sales director for Asia South Margaret Koh.
“The 64-layer 3D NAND-based SSDs are designed to meet those demands and these new SSDs, offered by our two strong brands, SanDisk and WD, will appeal to a very broad footprint of tech-savvy consumers who are seeking the benefits of today’s newest technologies.”
Targeted towards DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs boast a 1.75M hour MTTF, as well as the quality backing of WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab) certification.
The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs on the other hand, are intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts who want to improve their PCs. The product is said to deliver enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities in both a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive as well as a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities in a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive form factor.
Available at select retailers in Malaysia, both products feature a three-year limited warranty. Prices start at RM 620 for 250GB and run up to RM 3,800 for the 2TB variant of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD. Meanwhile SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 2.5-inch/7mm version, and starts at RM 640 for 250GB and runs up to RM 3,950 for the 2TB version of the WD Blue M.2 2280.
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