Published on October 25th, 2016 | by Admin


SYDNEY, Australia, October 25, 2016 —  Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced WD Blue® and WD Green® solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs. The new SSDs complement the company’s industry leading family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for virtually any application.

The ultimate solution for building DIY PCs, extending the life of current PCs or upgrading existing storage, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. Consumers benefit from the combination of reliable storage with an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, coupled with reduced power and less heat when compared to HDDs. Both include free, downloadable, WD SSD Dashboard software, which allows continuous performance and capacity monitoring. For consumers who are looking for instant-on responsiveness, durability, low power consumption, and ultra-thin, ultramobile form factors, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs are the perfect options.

“There is significant demand among our core WD resellers and consumers for a broad set of flash-based storage options,” says Eyal Bek, senior director, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital. “The expansive reach of the WD channel enables availability of a Western Digital SSD solution. We are very proud to have developed and launched WD Blue and WD Green SSDs, and believe they’ll provide the instant-on, reliability and capacity benefits our customers have been demanding.”


For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are optimised for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. Perfect in either a notebook or desktop PC, WD Blue SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, in a 2.5-inch/7mm form factor. The WD Blue SSD offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400 TBW.

WD Green SSD

WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great option for everyday use. Available in a 2.5-inch/7mm form factor at 120GB and 240GB capacities, WD Green SSDs deliver an ultra-low power-draw, enabling PC users to work longer between battery charges. WD Green features sequential read and write times of up to 540MB/s and 405MB/s and endurance up to 80TBW.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty.

Pricing and Availability

Products: WD Blue and WD Green SSD
Availability: Now
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty
Australian Distributors: Synnex AU
New Zealand Distributors: Synnex NZ

Product Capacity Part Number RRP AUD RRP NZD
WD Blue SSD 250GB WDS250G1B0A $129.00 AUD $139.00 NZD
WD Blue SSD 500GB WDS500G1B0A $219.00 AUD $249.00 NZD
WD Blue SSD 1TB WDS100T1B0A $434.00 AUD $489.00 NZD
Product Capacity Part Number RRP AUD RRP NZD
WD Green SSD 120GB WDS120G1G0A $69.00 AUD $79.00 NZD
WD Green SSD 240GB WDS240G1G0A $109.00 AUD $129.00 NZD

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