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September 27, 2017

Western Digital announces the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD

By: John Diew


Western Digital today announced the availability of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD in Malaysia. The new SSDs are the world's first client solid state drives built with the company's 64-layer 3D NAND technology.

High Capacity with Enhanced Reliability & Battery Life


The 64-layer 3D NAND technology allows higher capacity storage than the previous generation SSDs. Now the new WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra SSD have up to 2 TB storage capacity. Apart from higher capacity, the new technology also helps to reduce cell-to-cell interference for enhanced reliability at the same time reducing the active power draw up to 25%.


Then, of course, through the SATA interface, it allows up to sequential read and write speed of 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively.

Pricing & Availability


The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs will be available in 2.5-inch (7mm) cased drive form factor with the following storage options:
  • 250 GB - RM 620
  • 500 GB - RM 1,100
  • 1 TB - RM 2,000
  • 2 TB - RM 3,800
The WD Blue SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs also available in single-sided M.2 2280 form factor with the following storage options:
  • 250 GB - RM 640
  • 500 GB - RM 1,150
  • 1 TB - RM 2,100
  • 2 TB - RM 3,950
Every WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD & SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

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