WD unleashes SSDs with 64-layer 3D NAND technology


If you’re a DIY enthusiast and are looking for ultimate performance, WD’s new SSD drives with 64-bit 3D NAND technology may be what you’re looking for. The new drives promise lower power consumption, higher performance, endurance and capacities.

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD are world’s first with the cutting-edge 3D NAND technology. Read more on 3D NAND technology on Anandtech.

PC builders and resellers will love the new WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs that boast industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF. They also come with the assurance of the WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab) certification.

Consumers can also download free tools like Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software, and WD SSD Dashboard software for performance and capacity monitoring, as well as firmware updates.

Performance-wise, the 3D SDD drive delivers up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s sequential read and write speeds respectively.

They come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities in traditional 2.5-inch cased drive, and singled-sided m.2 2280 form factor.

For gamers and creative enthusiasts, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs will improve performance at work and at play. The new SSDs offer enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, quick application load times, and quicker data transfer.

The SanDisk SSDs also includes proven shock- and vibration-resistance protection, as well as WD F.I.T Lab certification.

Available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities in traditional 2.5-inch cased drive form factor.

Like the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD, the SanDisk SSDs also boast 560MB/s and 530MB/s sequential read and write speeds respectively.

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Pricing and availability

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD are priced from USD99.99/MYR430 for the 2.5-inch version.

Meanwhile, WD Blue m.2 2280 version is also priced at USD99.99/MYR430.

Both drives offer a 3-year limited warranty and will be available worldwide in Q3 2017.


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