WD's new NVMe SSDs push 3.4GB/sec read and 2.8GB/sec write

WD announces its new PC SN720 and SN520 NVMe SSDs which push over 3GB/sec in read speeds.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 27 2018 8:43 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Western Digital has just announced two new SSDs in the form of the PC SN720 and PC SN520 with both of them NVMe-based SSDs with some impressive speeds.

WD's new NVMe SSDs push 3.4GB/sec read and 2.8GB/sec write | TweakTown.com

WD's new SSDs are being aimed at the IoT, edge computing and mobile computing markets. Also think small and thin laptops, 2-in-1s, and embedded PCs for this new range of NVMe SSDs.

Senior Director of Client SSD, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital, Eyal Bek, explains: "With this new vertically integrated SSD platform, we are able to optimize the architecture to our NAND for low latency and power efficiency, and most important, for the growing range of applications benefiting from NVMe, the scalable architecture supports a range of capacity and performance points, while streamlining system qualification to improve time-to-market for our customers".

The SN720 will be available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB while the SN520 will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. WD's PC SN720 will arrive on a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor while the SN520 will arrive on single-sided M.2 2280, M.2 2242, or M.2 2230 form factors.

But it's the huge read and writes on WD's new drive that will have people in love, with 3.4GB/sec read and 2.8GB/sec writes.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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