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Western Digital reveals two 64-layer 3D NAND SSDs

Western Digital rolls out the first 64-layer 3D NAND solid state drives for consumers

By Derek Strickland from May 29, 2017 @ 23:30 CDT

Computex 2017 - Western Digital announces two new high-end solid state drives aimed at enthusiasts and gamers.


Western Digital has revealed the world's first consumer 64-layer 3D NAND SSDs: the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD, which targets DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, and the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD, which targets high-end gamers. Both premium-grade SSDs rock blazing fast speeds of up to 560 MB/sec reads and 530 MB/sec write speeds, and feature higher efficiency, reliability, and capacities thanks to the company's new 64-layer 3D NAND technology.

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities and leverage two form factors: 2.5-inch cased drives as well as single-sided M.2 2280. The SanDisk Ultra 3D comes in similar capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB but are exclusively available in 2.5-inch cased drives.

Both drives will start at $99 MSRP. Check below for more details.

WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD-Powered by Western Digital 3D NAND

Targeting DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs boast an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, as well as the quality backing of WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. LabTM) certification. In addition, consumers can download free tools: Acronis True ImageTM WD Edition cloning software, and WD® SSD Dashboard software, which enables continuous performance and capacity monitoring, and firmware updates.

SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD-Accelerated performance for gaming and graphics

Intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts who want to improve their PCs, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs are ideal as a drop-in upgrade for existing systems.

For consumers looking for a simple path to upgrade their PCs, a SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD delivers enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer. In addition to cooler, quieter computing, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD includes proven shock- and vibration- resistance to protect your drive.

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