• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Western Digital Announces the WD Blue and WD Green Consumer SSDs

Joined
Nov 5, 2014
Messages
700 (0.32/day)
Ew M.2 SATA SSDs :/
Actually they are AHCI SSDs, M.2 is just the connector type like SATA was and PATA* before it.

*EDIT*

To explain further, about 15 years ago we had IDE drives that used PATA* connectors, these were replaced by AHCI drives that used SATA connectors (which could operate in IDE mode too).

Later we started getting AHCI drives with mSATA, SATA express and PCI-E connectors, and now also M.2.

Now we have newer NVMe drives that use PCI-E, M.2 and other connectors.

* Prior to the implementation of SATA, PATA was simply referred to as ATA (I.E ATA33/ATA100)
 
Last edited:

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
16,596 (3.08/day)
Location
Piteå
System Name Black MC in Tokyo
Processor Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard Asrock B450M-HDV
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire I think
Memory 2 x 8GB G-skill Aegis 3000 or somesuch
Video Card(s) Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Storage Kingston A400 240GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2 | Toshiba P300 2TB
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case Antec dumpster find
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + slightly repaired Sony DR-ZX302
Power Supply Fractal Design Effekt 400W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Dell Sk3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Alright, so basically another worse-than-850evo drive. Looks like an international sport for SSD makers to come out with so many new drives that are worse than what seem like an unbeatable budget product.
Lots of those drives are cheaper tho. Here you can get 250GB drives for more than €20 less than an 850EVO
 
Joined
Jul 17, 2007
Messages
143 (0.03/day)
Actually they are AHCI SSDs, M.2 is just the connector type like SATA was and PATA* before it.

*EDIT*

To explain further, about 15 years ago we had IDE drives that used PATA* connectors, these were replaced by AHCI drives that used SATA connectors (which could operate in IDE mode too).

Later we started getting AHCI drives with mSATA, SATA express and PCI-E connectors, and now also M.2.

Now we have newer NVMe drives that use PCI-E, M.2 and other connectors.

* Prior to the implementation of SATA, PATA was simply referred to as ATA (I.E ATA33/ATA100)
Thanks for that.

Still, AHCI drive in M.2 look like a waste. Maybe make sence for entry level cpu without much pci-e lanes or retrofit. Is the controler that much cheaper ? Intel 600p are only a few dollars more expensive (and slightly higher capacity)
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2012
Messages
5,594 (1.74/day)
Location
Florida
System Name natr0n-PC
Processor 2600K @ 4.5GHz / Dual Xeons x5675 & x5687
Motherboard MAXIMUS V FORMULA / GA-7TESM
Cooling Deepcool Assassin - 3 Fans / RAIJINTEK AIDOS x2
Memory 4x8GB 2133MHz Samsung Dual Channel / 6x8GB 1333MHz Samsung Hexa Channel
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 980 Ti /Sapphire Pulse RX590 / EVGA GTX 1660 Ti SC
Storage Various SSD/HD
Display(s) AOC 24" IPS / Various Dells
Case Sunbeam Transformer Silver / Matrexx 55
Audio Device(s) Various
Power Supply Corsair TX 650w / Evga NEX 750B
Mouse Alienware AW558 @ 5000 DPI
Keyboard Asus KB34211
Software XP64/7/8.1/10
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86.fr/79kuh6
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
7,107 (1.21/day)
Location
Formosa
System Name Overlord Mk MXVI
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro
Memory 32GB Viper Steel 3600 DDR4 @ 3800MHz 16-19-16-19-36
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC 8G
Storage 1TB WD Black NVMe (2018), 2TB Viper VPN100, 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND
Display(s) Asus PG27AQ
Case Corsair Carbide 275Q
Audio Device(s) Corsair Virtuoso SE
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Wooting Two
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/33u9si
Alright, so basically another worse-than-850evo drive. Looks like an international sport for SSD makers to come out with so many new drives that are worse than what seem like an unbeatable budget product.
Only problem is, Samsung drives aren't available in all countries, so some of us have to make do with other products...
 
Top