Western Digital just launched a new range of solid-state drives for consumers. Western Digital have always been known for their spinning disk storage system, the new WD Blue and WD Green lines are SATA SSDs for personal computers. Before WD’s acquisition of SanDisk for the sum $19 billion 5 months ago, their recent products have focused on cloud-based networked hard disks and traditional HDDs. So one can clearly see where the new WD Blue and Green SSD inspiration came from.
While the company continues to sell HDDs as usual, the new consumer SSDs will be marketed under the Western Digital brand. The WD Blue solid-state drives are available now to “select customers,” they are priced from $79 to $299 and come in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities. The lower-powered Green drives come in 120GB and 240GB variants, there’s no pricing or availability date at the moment of the press release.