Western Digital announces availability of the World’s First Client Solid State Drives with 64-Layer 3D NAND Technology

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Petaling Jaya (27 September 2017) — Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the availability of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD in Malaysia. As the world’s first client solid state drives built with the company’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the new SSDs deliver lower power consumption and higher performance, endurance and capacities.

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“Whether it’s for gaming, photo and video editing, or other high-end computing applications, consumers today expect their PCs and laptops to deliver superior performance with higher endurance but with less power used,” said Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South, Western Digital Corporation. “The 64-layer 3D NAND-based SSDs are designed to meet those demands and these new SSDs, offered by our two strong brands, SanDisk and WD, will appeal to a very broad footprint of tech-savvy consumers who are seeking the benefits of today’s newest technologies.”

Targeting DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, the 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. Lab™) certification. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs on the other hand, are intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts who want to improve their PCs. The product delivers enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer.

 

Availability and Pricing

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities in both a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive as well as a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities in a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive form factor.

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Available at select retailers in Malaysia, both products feature a three-year limited warranty. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at RM 620 for 250GB, RM 1,100 for 500GB, RM 2,000 for 1TB and RM 3,800 for 2TB for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 2.5-inch/7mm version, and starts at RM 640 for 250GB, RM1,150 for 500GB, RM 2,100 for 1TB and RM 3,950 for 2TB for the WD Blue M.2 2280 version.

Further information about the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD can be found on the WD web site at here and information about the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD can be found at here.