Western Digital launches SATA SSDs

Western Digital has launched its WD Blue and WD Green SSDs, the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs.

The Blue and Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, with quick boot times and increased responsiveness.

Both drives include free WD SSD Dashboard software, which allows performance and capacity monitoring.

WD Blue SSD

WD Blue SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors.

The WD Blue SSD offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400TBW.

The suggested retail price ranges from $79 to $299, available immediately.

WD Green SSD

WD Green SSDs are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and in 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors.

WD Green SSDs deliver an ultra-low power draw, enabling laptop users to work longer between charges.

WD Green features sequential read and write times of up to 540MB/s and 405MB/s, and endurance up to 80TBW.

WD Green SSDs will be available later this quarter – no pricing has been made available.

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