After completing the acquisition of SanDisk, Western Digital is entering the consumer SSD market under its own brand with new SSDs derived from existing SanDisk product lines. As with their hard drives, the Blue SSD is a mainstream mid-range product, in this case using the SanDisk X400's combination of SanDisk 15nm TLC and Marvell's 88SS1074 controller.
Today we'll be taking a look at the 1TB drive, how it compares to its sibling, the X400, and whether it can find its place in the highly competitive mainstream SSD market.
SanDisk built a competitive mainstream SSD using 15nm TLC flash for system integrators, but the drive is also quickly gaining traction in the channel with normal consumers.
Late last year Seagate announced its first SSD, and today Western Digital is introducing its first SSD for the mainstream consumer market. We find out who makes the controller and how well it performs....
Western Digital has gone both blue and green. The maker of hard drives and storage devices has a new line of high-capacity solid state drives (SSDs) that emphasize either the high-performance or the “green” nature of the sustainable...
Western Digital gets back into the SSD market with another Blue series product. The new Blue SSD has SanDisk’s DNA, and it should be more competitive than the Silicon Edge from 2010.