Western Digital's New Purpose-Built SSD Unlocks the Potential of Data for Today's Hybrid Workforce

World’s Leading Supplier of Client Storage Solutions* Packs Blazing Performance into Thin & Light, Low-Power PCIe® Gen4 NVMe™ Drive

SAN FRANCISCO - May 09, 2022

What's Next Western Digital Event – Inspired by the way people work today, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) introduced the Western Digital® PC SN740 NVMe SSD to help address the unique needs of the hybrid workforce and elevate the computing experience.

"Hybrid and remote work environments have become the 'new normal' for businesses over the past few years and have driven tremendous growth in PC shipments," said Eric Spanneut, vice president, Client and Enterprise SSDs, Flash Business Unit, Western Digital. "As work habits and locations change, there is a tremendous opportunity to support our corporate and commercial PC OEMs with storage solutions that are thin and light, have advanced security features and pack more performance while preserving power efficiency."

Featuring a DRAM-less architecture and leveraging Western Digital's in-house SSD controller design, BiCS5 3D NAND, firmware development, and vertical integration, the new SN740 NVMe SSD underscores the company's strengths in developing innovations that allow customers to unlock the potential of data.

Qualified by and shipping to key OEM customers, the new SN740 NVMe SSD features:

  • NVMe Technology: Compute faster with incredible PCIe Gen4 performance and sequential read speeds up to 5,150MB/s1 (1TB - 2TB2 models), 50 percent higher performance compared with the prior generation SN730 SSD.

  • Thin, Light and Low Power: Save on space with a single-sided M.2 2230 and multitask more on a single charge. The SN740 offers up to 45% more time between charges compared with SN730.

  • Advanced Security Features: Improve data security with advanced security features including optional TCG Opal 2.01, TCG Pyrite 2.0 and ATA password.

  • Built-In Support: Work with extra confidence and peace of mind as the downloadable Western Digital® SSD Dashboard helps monitor the drive's health, available space, temperature and more.

  • 5-Year Limited Warranty: Equipped with advanced thermal management technology that helps maintain consistent performance, this reliable drive from a trusted brand comes backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

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Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With Flash and HDD franchises, underpinned by advancements in memory technologies, we create breakthrough innovations and powerful data storage solutions that enable the world to actualize its aspirations. Core to our values, we recognize the urgency to combat climate change and have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Learn more about Western Digital and the Western Digital®, SanDisk® and WD® brands at www.westerndigital.com.

*Based on worldwide HDD and SSD unit shipments (combined) in 2021. Source:  IDC - Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Results, CY 4Q21 (IDC # US47831922, Feb 2022) and Worldwide 4Q21 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update (IDC # US48850520, Feb 2022)
11 MB/s = 1 million bytes per second. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, usage conditions, drive capacity, and other factors.
2One terabyte (TB) is equal to one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may vary depending on operating environment.

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