WD launches SSDs in South Africa – Pricing and details

Western Digital has launched its new SSD line-up in South Africa.

The company revealed its new SSDs following its acquisition of SanDisk, and the new drives are similar to previous models from the flash storage company.

The drives are available in Blue, Green, and Black ranges, and either M.2 or 2.5-inch form factors.

WD Black SSDs are only available as M.2 drives and use a PCIe NVMe interface instead of the SATA III interface used by the Blue and Green models.

The Black PCIe SSD is set to launch in South Africa within the next two months and there is currently no pricing for the product.

Western Digital’s Blue and Green SSDs are currently available in South Africa, with pricing starting from R1,429 for the Blue SSDs and R799 for the Green SSDs.

Both Blue and Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty.


WD Blue SSD

WD Blue SSD

WD Blue
250GB 500GB 1TB
Form Factor M.2 / 2.5-inch SATA M.2 / 2.5-inch SATA M.2 / 2.5-inch SATA
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s SATA III 6Gb/s SATA III 6Gb/s
Sequential Read 540MB/s 545MB/s 545MB/s
Sequential Write 500MB/s 525MB/s 525MB/s
Random Read 97k IOPS 100k IOPS 100k IOPS
Random Write 79k IOPS 80k IOPS 80k IOPS
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) Up to 1.75M hours Up to 1.75M hours Up to 1.75M hours
Price R1,526 R2,580 R4,961

WD Green SSD

WD Green SSD

WD Green
120GB 240GB
Form Factor M.2 / 2.5-inch SATA M.2 / 2.5-inch SATA
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s SATA III 6Gb/s
Sequential Read 540MB/s 540MB/s
Sequential Write 430MB/s 465MB/s
Random Read 37k IOPS 37k IOPS
Random Write 63k IOPS 68k IOPS
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) Up to 1.75M hours Up to 1.75M hours
Price R856 R1,336

WD Black SSD

WD Black SSD

WD Black
256GB 512GB
Form Factor M.2 M.2
Interface PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.2
Sequential Read 2,050MB/s 2,050MB/s
Sequential Write 700MB/s 800MB/s
Random Read 170k IOPS 170k IOPS
Random Write 130k IOPS 134k IOPS
Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) Up to 1.75M hours Up to 1.75M hours
Price N/A N/A

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