Western Digital enters the SSD market with Blue and Green drives

12 October 2016
Both 2.5" and M.2 form factors are available.

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  • definitely not drunk

MasEnha, 13 Oct 2016No body talking about Fujitsu? He was give me good moments for y... morenever saw fujitsu, except from oem laptop. does it even sold to consumer

  • MasEnha

No body talking about Fujitsu? He was give me good moments for years...

  • Anonymous

Wow I don't know what you all are doing to your hard drives. I have about 10 TB in storage in all, made up from about 6 or 7 drives from various manufacturers. I don't think I have a single HD drive that is less than 4 years old, and the oldest are probably about 10-12 years old. I also have 3 SSDs that are going strong, the youngest being 2 years old.

  • AnonD-587428

Lilian, 12 Oct 2016There is no such study, WD has never been the first in reliabili... morehaha, they were rubbish when Seagate were good.

  • Anonymous

definitely not drunk, 12 Oct 2016HGST already bought by WD thoOuch! Subtle backdoor entry right there!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-587428, 12 Oct 2016I wouldn't touch Seagate either. But neither would I touch WD no... moreI weirdly have the same problem with Toshiba. Their build quality has always been iffy.

  • AnonD-587428

Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016Here my harddrives usage over years My seagate 80GB dead after ... moreI wouldn't touch Seagate either. But neither would I touch WD now also.
Mid 2012 Macbook Air with internal 128GB Toshiba SSD still going strong.
Over the first 3 years, since I purchased the Air, I went through 4x WD 1TB My Passport USB HDD. Portable in size but absolute rubbish when mobile, even taking the very slightest bump in a computer bag. In fact it was so bad there was always a queue waiting for replacements coming from Singapore at the local WD Service center.

1x Toshiba 1TB HDTB110 USB HDD I bought as a cheap stand in for the first WD that failed. It was faster, takes any minor bumps and is still going strong after 4 years. Note it resided in the same computer bag as the 3 other WD's that failed.

Seagate & WD are skimping in build quality. I don't recommend them at all anymore.

using kingston uv400 240gb ssd for 1 month now as C drive.....stellar performance......its a new level of computing....also using 1tb wd green drive for 2 years ...so good luck to them

  • AnonD-199982

Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016Here my harddrives usage over years My seagate 80GB dead after ... moreI have Seagate 1t HDD since 2012 and still serve me fine. I have 128 intel ssd for C drive and the Seagate 1t HDD for D drive. I use it mainly to store my steam gaming library. It works fine to this day ( with some noise...but all old hdd do that).

  • AnonD-190634

Sounds nice!

  • AnonD-507785

Took them awhile to jump on the SSD train.

  • Anonymous

Been using my plextor M5s SSD for years with 0 issues

  • q8peace

ashyjay92, 12 Oct 2016no it's not, as all these WD SSDs are all SATA, and even a SATA2... moresata is not an futuristic pcie make sata like (sd card and ufs )

  • Anonymous

Here my harddrives usage over years
My seagate 80GB dead after 2 years
my seagate 200GB still works after 8 years
my seagate 500 GB dead in 1 months usage
My seagate 1 TB dead in 1.5 years
WD Green 500 GB daed in 3 years
My WD blue 1.5 TB dead in 2.5 years
My WD Green 2 TB still works after 3.5 Years usage
My intel 60 GB SSD still works after 5 years usage as photoshop scratch disk (massive write count)
My Team L3 120GB SSD still works after 2 years usage
my Adata 240 SSD still works after 3 years usage

conclusion : seagate consumer HDD suck beyond recognition (unless you got godly one), WD also have quite short life expectation (~3 years), and even cheapest SSD will have better life cycle than mechanical drives

  • Anonymous

It is Sandisk. Stay away. It burns ur data.

  • AnonD-302753

its good to know that WD has this brilliant idea for SSDs not just on mechanical HDDs.

  • definitely not drunk

Lilian, 12 Oct 2016There is no such study, WD has never been the first in reliabili... moreHGST already bought by WD tho

Omar Mohamed, 12 Oct 2016You transfer/modify your data a lot, right?I used to have my PC run 24/7 and constantly work with data in memory, not sure if my software modified anything on the hard drive. Now I'm using my PC a lot less, although it stays on for the most of the day.

  • Lilian

Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016A study showed that WD hdds are the most reliable ones. I tried ... moreThere is no such study, WD has never been the first in reliability.
When it comes to HDD and reliability, HGST has ALWAYS been the best.

  • Anonymous

Slightly off-topic, but can anyone tell me when this Western Digital HDD was released?:
WD25000AAKX