WD Launches Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSD
Western Digital Green Series is the cheapest product line that includes entry-level SSDs available in 3 capacities ranging from 960GB to 2TB. The WD Green SN350 1TB SSD comes in a single-sided M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor and slots perfectly into the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. The WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSD features DRAM-less cache and uses the SanDisk controller and QLC (quad-level cell) NAND.
Interestingly, the WD Green SN350 960GB SSD drive and the WD Green SN350 1TB SSD drive have vastly different specs. The 960GB SSD is TLC-based, though is rated for lower performance and endurance. The 1TB SSD is QLC-based, along with the larger 2TB model. Rated performance specs on the two larger WD SN350 drives are respectable, with the 1TB at 3200 MB/s read and 2500 MB/s write.
Endurance on the entire WD Green SN350 line is uniformly low. The common endurance point for 1TB NVMe SSDs is in the 500-600TBW range, while the WD Green SN350 1TB SSD is only rated at 100TBW. Worse still is the 2TB SSD drive, which is also rated at 100TBW despite doubling in capacity. These drives are strictly for light duty only. Lastly, the warranty is listed at 3 years, rather than the 5 years on the WD Blue and WD Black lines of SSD drives.
The WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSDs are built for light and casual use, and their performance will be good enough for users coming from SATA SSDs. But, unfortunately the WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSDs are also vulnerable to SSD failures that may result in critical files inaccessibility. If that happens, the owners of the WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSD will need to contact a professional data recovery services provider to get their data back. ACE Data Recovery can successfully recover data from all types of storage media, including WD SSDs. ACEs are ready to help the WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSD owners with their data recovery needs.