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Western Digital releases new WD Blue NVMe SSD for AI tasks and other demanding workflows

More speed. more capacity

Western Digital releases new WD Blue NVMe SSD for AI tasks and other demanding workflows

Western Digital is coming to the rescue of computer users who are anxiously awaiting the coming AI storm and wonder whether their storage capacity is enough to face the hefty demands required by locally running AI tools. The company is launching the WD Blue SN5000 NVMe SSD, which offers up to 4TB of storage. It also boasts write speeds of up to 5,500 MB/s.

Western Digital hopes to meet the growing demand for faster and higher-capacity data storage with this new NVMe SSD. The M.2 2280 SSD is suitable for demanding workflows with multi-stream 4K video, graphics and audio.

This thin blue bar doubles its storage capacity to 4TB, compared to the previous generation, when 2TB was still the limit. This is particularly useful for storing large media files and demanding applications. Western Digital claims that thanks to PCIe Gen4 speeds of up to 5,500 MB/s, performance has been improved by 24 percent.

Extra-fast file transfer

NVMe M.2 SSDs are the fastest type of SSDs on the market, as they communicate directly with the computer’s PCIe bus. The Western Digital nCache 4.0 technology should further ensure extra-fast file transfers. Also, the SSD has an endurance of up to 1,200 TBW, allowing transferring 1,200 terabytes before the SSD needs replacing.

The WD Blue SN5000 NVMe SSD is designed for users needing more speed, capacity, and reliability from their data storage. Think of content creators using large media files or PC users who want to optimize overall performance.

The Western Digital WD Blue SN5000 NVMe SSD is available now directly at Western Digital’s online store. The SSDs will become more widely available beginning in early July. Prices start at 65.99 euros for the 500GB model, with 1TB, 2TB and 4TB variants also being sold. True data-hungry users can now purchase the 4TB variant for 318.99 euros from Western Digital.

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