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WD launches NVMe SSDs build on new architecture


Western Digital announced two new NVMe SSDs, powered by a new scalable NVMe storage architecture.

The PC SN720 and PC SN520 SSDs and new architecture will enable makers of IoT devices, thin-and-light, 2-in-1 and embedded PCs and monitoring systems to capture and transform massive quantities of data in real-time at the edge of a smart city, smart home and personal data environments.

New applications that use high-bandwidth technologies such as 5G, augmented reality and facial recognition, can benefit from the performance, power efficiency and capacity of NVMe and Western Digital’s 3D NAND to deliver optimal user experience.

“With this new vertically integrated SSD platform, we are able to optimise the architecture to our NAND for low latency and power efficiency for the growing range of applications benefitting from NVMe,” said Eyal Bek, senior director of client SSD, devices business unit, Western Digital.

The PC SN720 and PC SN520 are currently sampling with select Western Digital customers. The PC SN720 will be available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities on a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor. Its rated sequential read/write speeds are up to 3400MB/s and 2800MB/s. Customers are supported by a five-year limited warranty. The PC SN520 will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities on single-sided M.2 2280, M.2 2242 and M.2 2230 form factors.


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