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WD Red SN700 NVMe NAS SSDs Now Available

by Lyle Smith
WD Red SN700 in Synology

Western Digital has announced the new WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD, a high-endurance, caching drive that helps to accelerate NAS performance for its SMB customers. WD has purpose-built the SN700 to support 24/7 NAS environments and always-on applications, focusing on reliability and endurance with a 1,750,000 hour MTBF rating.

Western Digital has announced the new WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD, a high-endurance, caching drive that helps to accelerate NAS performance for its SMB customers. WD has purpose-built the SN700 to support 24/7 NAS environments and always-on applications, focusing on reliability and endurance with a 1,750,000 hour MTBF rating.

WD Red SN700 SSDs

The WD Red SN700 is also highlighted by its fast system responsiveness and I/O performance, which is ideal for multi-user, multi-application use cases. WD claims that this will allow SMBs to effectively tackle projects such as virtualization, collaborative editing, and intensive database storage. We’ve seen it time and again in the lab, these caching drives do a great job of accelerating high-capacity hard drives with just a little flash.

WD Red SN700 in Synology

Systems from QNAP, Synology, and others that have NVMe acceleration bays, will gladly take advantage of these new drives. As seen above, many Synology models have easy-to-access cache drive bays on the bottom of the NAS.

WD indicates the following key features of the WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD:

  • High Performance – Delivers up to 3,430 MB/s performance (500GB and 1TB models)
  • High Reliability and Endurance – Optimized for 24/7 NAS workload environments offering high reliability and endurance of up to 5,100 TBW (4TB model) to handle the constant caching of read and rewrite cycles
  • High Capacity – Offered in capacities from 250GB to 4TB to help cover present and future caching needs

WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD Specifications

Capacity 250GB / 500GB / 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
Form Factor M.2 2280-S3-M
Interface PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s,
up to 4 Lanes
Performance
Sequential Read up to (MB/s)
(Queues=32, Threads=1)
3,100 / 3,430 / 3,430 / 3,400 / 3,400
Sequential Write up to (MB/s)
(Queues=32, Threads=1)
1,600 / 2,600 / 3,000 / 2,900 / 3,100
Random Read up to 4KB (IOPS)
(Queues = 32, Threads = 1)
220K / 420K / 515K / 480K / 550K
Random Write up to 4KB (IOPS)
(Queues = 32, Threads = 1)
180K / 380K / 560K / 540K / 520K
Endurance (TBW) 500 1,000 2,000 2,500 5,100
Power
Peak Power (10μs) 2.8A
PS3 (low power) 70mW / 70mW / 100mW / 100mW / 100mW
PS4 (Sleep)(low power) 3.5mW / 3.5mW / 3.5mW / 5mW / 5mW
Reliability
MTTF (hours) 1,750,000 hours (Telcordia SR-332, GB, 40°C)
Environmental
Operating Temperatures 32oF to 158oF
(0oC to 70oC)
Non-Operating Temperatures -67oF to 185oF
(-55oC to 85oC)
Certifications FCC, UL, TUV, KCC, BSMI,
VCCI, C-Tick
Limited Warranty 5 years

Availability

Backed by a 5-year limited warranty, the WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD is available now at the Western Digital store as well as through select distribution channel partners.

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