IANSMay 30, 2017 18:35:05 IST
Global data storage company Western Digital on Monday unveiled new client solid state drives (SSDs) built with 64-layer 3D NAND (a type of flash memory) technology that offers lower power consumption.
"WD Blue 3D NAND SATA" SSDs will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. "Delivering 64-layer 3D NAND-based SSDs into the PC segment marks a critical step in our ongoing conversion to this new technology and offers long-term benefits for our customers," said Mike Cordano, President and Chief Operating Officer, Western Digital, in a statement.
The company also announced "SanDisk Ultra 3D" SSD intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts. It includes shock and vibration resistance to protect your drive. "SanDisk Ultra 3D" SSDs will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.
Both products come with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally later this year. This comes after Western Digital announced it may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp’s chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake.
The consortium is expected to be the favoured bidder for the world’s second biggest producer of NAND memory chips, as the presence of state-backed fund, Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ), and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) will be taken as the government’s stamp of approval.