WD Launches Fast & Rugged SiliconEdge Blue 2.5-inch Solid State Drives (SSD)

Early this month, Western Digital introduced its first consumer oriented WD SiliconEdge Blue 2.5-inch Solid State Drives  (SSD) which offer fast read and write speeds and high SSD capacities, making them ideal storage solution for read-intensive applications requiring high performance and plug-and-play compatibility.


The fast and rugged WD SiliconEdge Blue SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and the flash memory-based WD SiliconEdge Blue SSD is ideal alternative to a 7,200 RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD) for anyone seeking increased durability and performance with high reliability.

The new WD SiliconEdge Blue SSD is designed to offers PC users benefit from enhanced multi-tasking capabilities and improved system responsiveness so their everyday computing experience can be much more productive. Fast and rugged SSD accelerate application performance and deliver maximum tolerance for drops, shock and vibration along with silent and low-power operation.

With no moving parts as in traditional hard disk drives, everyday task such as booting up, launching and running applications are much faster with the WD SiliconEdge Blue SSD.  In addition, with no moving parts, files are less likely to be lost due to disk drive failure providing mobile end-users and others who rely heavily on their data.

The WD SiliconEdge Blue Solid State Drive comes in a 2.5-inch form factors, with a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface and in capacities of 64-GB, 128-GB and 256-GB and the SSD is capable of accessing files up to twice as fast as a conventional 7,200 RPM HDD allowing faster boot-ups and improved system responsiveness. In addition, it allows sequential performance of up to 250 MB/sec read speed along with up to 170 MB/sec write transfer speed.

WD claims that SiliconEdge Blue 2.5-inch SSD has passed WD’s extensive functional integrity testing procedures, which subjected the WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs to over 250,000 hours of testing to ensure they meet the industry’s highest data integrity, reliability and compatibility standards.

Designed for both read-intensive client/consumer applications and write-intensive, 24/7 OEM applications, WD’s new multi-level cell (MLC) based SiliconEdge Blue SSDs feature patented and patent-pending technologies, such as advanced wear-leveling and error correction control, as well as TRIM and NCQ (Native Command Queuing) command support to ensure maximum drive performance and endurance with easy plug and play compatibility.

WD SiliconEdge Blue solid state drives also offers power saving advantage by consuming far less power while in idle mode and are available with three year warranty.

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