SSDs are quickly becoming the de-facto choice for PC storage needs. It does make sense as SSDs are now much more affordable, along with being much faster than hard disk drives (HDDs) in both read and write speeds. There are a number of different SSD manufacturers today; but now, leading storage drive manufacturer WD, has released their own SSDs to complement their wide range of products, WD Blue and WD Green.
Western Digital Corporation has announced the WD Blue® and the WD Green® solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs. The new SSDs complement the company’s industry leading family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for virtually any application.
The ultimate solution for building DIY PCs, extending the life of current PCs or upgrading existing storage, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. For consumers who are looking for instant-on responsiveness, durability, low power consumption, and ultra-thin, ultramobile form factors, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs are the perfect options.
Pricing and Availability
WD Blue SSD
For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are optimized for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. Perfect in either a notebook or desktop PC, WD Blue SSDs are available in 500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in both 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 400 TBW. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 500GB is ₱8,250.00 and 1 TB is ₱16,500.00 and are now available at Ubertech Technologies, Inc., PC Options, and Gaisano Interpace.
WD Green SSD
WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great option for everyday use. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors, WD Green SSDs deliver an ultra-low power-draw, enabling PC users to work longer between battery 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 to select regions and customers. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 120GB is ₱2,700.00 and 240GB is ₱4,500.00 and are now available at Ubertech Technologies, Inc., PC Options, and Gaisano Interpace.
Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty.