March, 2020

Western Digital Announces the WD Gold NVMe SSDs


Western Digital is bringing out a new line of enterprise SSDs enabling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to easily transition to NVMe storage and dramatically improve application performance. The new SSDs will be the first enterprise-class NVMe SSD in the WD Gold family.

Shipping in early CQ2 2020, the new WD Gold NVMe SSDs will be available in four capacities to channel partners and end customers – 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, and 7.68TB. The WD Gold NVMe SSD is designed to be the primary storage in servers delivering superior response times, higher throughput and greater scale than existing SATA devices for enterprise applications. WD Gold NVMe SSDs complement recently launched WD Gold HDDs by providing a high-performance storage tier for applications and data sets that requires low latency or high throughput. Industry analyst firm IDC expects NVMe unit shipments to reach more than 79 percent of the market by 2023.

According to the company, the new WD Gold NVMe SSDs are designed with Western Digital's silicon-to-system expertise, from its 3D TLC NAND SSD media to its purpose-built firmware and own integrated controller. Customers have the high reliability for peace of mind that power-loss and data-path protection provide, as well as an extended five-year limited warranty. Secure boot and secure erase provide customers with additional data-management protections.

This allows it to deliver up to 5x sequential performance compared to enterprise SATA SSDs, WD Gold NVMe SSDs help enterprise infrastructures scale to peak demand for applications such as business intelligence, data analytics, virtualization, and ERP while delivering peace-of-mind with high reliability.

Western Digital's data center solutions address a variety of needs in a fast-moving and ever-changing data technology landscape. The WD Gold SSDs will make Western Digital's enterprise SSD technology more accessible to small and medium enterprise customers and will help them transition to faster NVMe storage. But, unfortunately, just like any SSDs, they also have a limited number of write cycles and SSDs are vulnerable to physical and logical failures which can result in downtime for businesses. If that happens, businesses will need to contact a reliable professional data recovery services provider to get their critical data back. ACE Data Recovery has an extensive experience in recovering data from all SSD drives and is ready to help the WD Gold NVMe SSD owners with their data recovery needs.