Western Digital has unveiled new additions to its range of SSD storage announcing the imminent availability of two new 96-Layer 3D Flash drives the Ultrastar DC SN640 and Ultrastar DC SN340. The The Ultrastar DC SN340 Gen3 x4 PCIe SSD storage drive has been optimised for power efficiency and emits a low heat signature consuming less than 7W at full performance, providing a great solution for read intensive workloads. While the Ultrastar DC SN640 is built on a “proven architecture where cloud, enterprise, OEM, and channel partners can expect streamlined qualifications, and broad OS and hardware certifications for improving time-to-market designs” says WD.
The new range of Western Digital SSD drives are available in three different form factors :
– EDSFF E1.L with up to 30.72TB, designed to provide blazing speeds up to 720K random-read IOPS. This game-changing form factor is ideal for designing best petabyte/rack for new dense data-center designs.
– U.2 7mm with up to 7.68TB, a popular form factor for storage servers, virtualized environments, and containerized applications using denser, power-efficient blade systems.
– M.2 22×110 with up to 3.84TB for constrained spaces and OCP-compliant hardware.
“Customers are rapidly transitioning to a variety of purpose-built NVMe storage solutions to improve storage performance, efficiency, density and overall TCO,” said Eyal Bek, vice president of product marketing for Enterprise Devices at Western Digital. “It’s no longer a one-size-fits-all world. Our Ultrastar NVMe SSDs are based on our deep understanding of evolving workloads and trends within the data center and are aligned to our proven and reliable 96L NAND nodes. We take pride in knowing that our new Ultrastar DC SN640 and Ultrastar DC SN340 SSDs are optimized to support the purpose-built workloads and data volume demands of today, while laying the foundation for the future of zettabyte scale.”
For more details and purchasing options and availability jump over to the official Western Digital website.