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Flash for SMBs and WFH

Leveraging its strength and leadership in flash, Western Digital has launched the new WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD, a high-endurance, fast-caching solution that accelerates NAS performance for SMB customers.

This powerful new drive is engineered to support 24/7 NAS environments and always-on applications with the ultimate in reliability and endurance. Its fast system responsiveness and I/O performance are perfect for multi-user, multi-application environments, letting SMBs tame their toughest projects from virtualization to collaborative editing to intensive database storage. Its slim “gum stick” design slips right into the NVMe-ready M.2 slot that is available in many of today’s leading NAS enclosures.

“NVMe technology is now more integral to QNAP solutions than ever before, with most of our RAID models supporting M.2 SSD caching as a standard,” said Tamblyn Calman, sales and marketing director, QNAP. “The WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD helps to further enhance QNAP’s product portfolio’s storage capabilities by boosting the NAS system’s read/write speeds without adding to the overall number of disks in the array.”

Key features of the WD Red SN700 NVMe SSD drive include:

•High Performance - Delivers up to 3,430 MB/s** performance (500GB and 1TB models) – more than 5 times the sequential read capability of SATA drives

•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


“SMBs need robust systems that are efficient and intuitive to manage, and in many cases they need some sort of infrastructure on-premises. A NAS solution can benefit SMBs of all sizes, providing the performance, capacity and reliability they need. For more advanced and performance intensive applications, however, the NAS system will need a boost,” said Eric Spanneut, vice president of Client and Enterprise SSDs for Western Digital’s Flash Business unit. “Our new WD Red™ SN700 NVMe™ SSD is the perfect caching solution to complement our WD Red HDDs in a high-capacity NAS environment.”


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