Western Digital releases WD Red SN700 M.2 NVMe SSDs for NAS servers starting at US$65
The American storage manufacturer Western Digital has officially announced the release of its new NAS focused SSD series WD Red SN700. These PCIe 3.0 SSDs are definitely not the fastest SSDs on the market today. The PlayStation 5 compatible PCIe 4.0 SSD Samsung 980 PRO (from US$89 on Amazon) for example can offer much higher read and write speeds for use cases where performance is key.
However, the WD Red SN700 should be faster than traditional hard drives or 2.5-inch SSDs that are often put into non-professional NAS servers. The WD Red SN700 comes in the usual M.2 2280 form factor and reaches read speeds of up to 3,100MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,600MB/s with its TLC-based storage. The 4TB model reaches its lifecycle after 5100TB have been written, which means that it should last for a long time even in heavily used NAS systems.
These SSDs are backed by a five year manufacturer warranty. The WD Red SN700 is available with 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB of storage. Their MSRP is between US$65 and US$650, even though the eventual market price could be considerably lower. Most online shops have not yet listed the new WD Red SN700, but it is already available at the official Western Digital online shop.