Western Digital announced the WD Gold Enterprise Class NVMe SSD.
With WD Gold SSD, SMEs get access to an NVMe SSD that enables them to expand their storage portfolio and take on more intensive and performance-sensitive workloads.
The WD Gold NVMe SSD is the performance-driver in a tiered solution with both SSDs and HDDs. Read throughput reaches up to 3,100 MiB/s and write throughput has a maximum rate of 1,800 MiB/s – up to 5X faster than SATA SSDs.
These drives can store up to 7.68 TB and come in an industry-standard U.2/7mm form factor and PCIe Gen 3.1 x4 interface. They can serve as a drop-in replacement to your existing data center drives.
In the event of a power outage, WD Gold NVMe SSDs protect against power loss. That way, you can work with confidence knowing that your data is being safely stored – even if your data center goes temporarily offline.
WD Gold NVMe SSDs are built for typical SME applications in demanding storage environments. They deliver reliable performance, with a maximum of 0.8 DWPD. Each drive is rated up to 2M hours MTBF with a 5-year limited warranty.
The WD Gold NVMe SSD will be available in early Q2 2020 for order in capacities of 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, and 7.68 TB.