THE WORLD’S FIRST CLIENT SOLID STATE DRIVES WITH 64-LAYER 3D NAND TECH­NOL­OGY

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Rather than just be­ing some fancy words thrown around to make the new drives from West­ern Dig­i­tal sound cut­ting edge, the 3D NAND tech­nol­ogy con­tained within the new WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs and SanDisk Ul­tra 3D SSDs will impact the speed, re­li­a­bil­ity and power con­sump­tion of your PC.

WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSDS

Tar­geted to­wards DIY en­thu­si­asts, re­sellers and sys­tem builders, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs range be­tween 250Gb and 2Tb ca­pac­i­ties in both a tra­di­tional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive as well as a sin­gle-sided M.2 2280 form fac­tor, and boast an in­dus­try-lead­ing 1.75M hours MTTF (mean time to fail­ure). The 3D tech­nol­ogy also helps to re­duce cell-to-cell in­ter­fer­ence, lead­ing to in­creased re­li­a­bil­ity, in a drive that draws up to 25% less power than pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions of the WD Blue SSD. Of course, the drives also fea­ture light­ning fast speed with read speeds up to 560MB/S and se­quen­tial write speeds up to 530MB/S.

SANDISK UL­TRA 3D SSDS

In­tended for gamers and other cre­ative en­thu­si­asts who want to im­prove the per­for­mance of their PC, the SanDisk Ul­tra 3D SSDs de­liver en­hanced en­durance and re­li­a­bil­ity, no-wait boot-up, shorter ap­pli­ca­tion load times, and quicker data trans­fer. Like the WD Blue, the SanDisk Ul­tra 3D SSD drives draw less power than pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions of drive for greater lap­top bat­tery life as well as greater re­li­a­bil­ity. With up to 560MB/s se­quen­tial read speeds (550MB/s for 250GB) for faster bootup and bet­ter over­all sys­tem per­for­mance, the SanDisk Ul­tra 3D SSDs en­sure there is less of a wait be­fore you can play. Us­ing NCACHE™ 2.0 tech­nol­ogy, the drives are fur­ther op­ti­mised by writ­ing ev­ery­thing into the drive’s high-speed buf­fer be­fore trans­fer­ring it to the flash ar­ray.

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