For those of your looking to build a machine that isn’t so harsh on the utilities or your wallet, Western Digital has launched its new WD Green SN350 NVMe SSD line into the wild. A solution that will run you less than $100 (before tax) no matter what capacity you shoot for.
The new M.2 NVMe drives are available in 240GB ($43.99 MSRP), 480GB ($54.99 MSRP), and 960GB ($99.99 MSRP) capacity options. The price is slightly to noticeably lower than some of the modern options available today while still maintaining quite decent and competitive specs.
With a read speed of 2400MB/s and a write speed of 900 – 1900MB/s (depending on capacity/model), they still win against any SATA option thrown at them while matching them at price. This is, after all, what we have all waited to see. The day when NVMe and SATA match each other’s prices, potentially marking the end of SATA SSD demand.
Given, SATA SSD will continue to be in demand as consumers seek out solutions for models that lack M.2 options and aren’t aware of (or willing to bother with) the PCIe cards that can break out into M.2 for those systems in need of it.
The new drives are available right now at WD’s store and are likely making their way to other retail options shortly. A good price range, for some competitive drives!
- Capacity: 240GB, 480GB, 960 GB
- Interface: PCIe
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.16″ x 0.87″ x 0.09″
- Sequential Read Performance: 2400MB/s
- Sequential Write Performance: 900MB/s (240GB), 1650MB/s (480GB), 1900MB/s (960GB)