The world’s largest producer of hard drives, Western Digital Corp. continues to develop market SSDs. Following the SSD lines WD Green and WD Blue Californians are going to release a series of drives with Western Digital WD Black NVMe protocol support.
The line of solid state drives WD Black initially be represented by two models the volume of 256 and 512 GB. New items are made in the typical form factor M.2 with a length of 80 mm, using four lines PCI Express 3.0 interface and provide speed sequential read and write up to 2050 MB / s and 800 MB / s, respectively.
Unfortunately, the level of performance for random read / write unit volume of 4K, as well as the resource record is not yet known. MTBF is equal to 1.75 million hours and the warranty period is five years.
SSD-drives Western Digital WD Black will start to arrive on store shelves in the first half of this year, the recommended price of 256-gigabyte version will be $ 110, and 512 GB version will cost consumers at least $ 200.