A Western Digital® internal SSD provides individuals and business owners with a high-capacity storage solution. The Solid-State Drive (SSD) stores your data on flash memory chips, just like a USB drive, smartphone or tablet. With no moving parts, the memory cells in a WD® SSD are accessible at the same time, which makes it easier to access information at high speed. Chip technology allows a Western Digital internal SSD to be built in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit inside a desktop or laptop case, while enhancing onboard storage capacity.
Unlike portable external hard drives, one of the main advantages of using an internal SSD is fast access to data and files. Depending on the model, a Western Digital solid state drive can read up to 555Mbps and write up to 520Mbps, making it suitable for use as an operating system drive. Data storage on memory chips also boosts overall computer device performance by providing fast access to files and reducing startup times. A Western Digital internal SSD and a Mac hard drive model can withstand high impacts of up to 1,500g, and operate at temperatures up to 158F, making them suitable for use in applications that require rigorous handling and use.
Choose between different form factors to find the ideal solution for your needs. A 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) WD internal SSD has the same physical shape as the traditional Western Digital internal HDD and utilizes the same SATA cables and interface, enabling easy drop-in-compatibility. The small factor SSD (mSATA) is suitable for use as a secondary drive in desktops, along with desktop internal hard drives. The slightest form factor is the M.2, which attaches to the laptop through an M.2 socket on the motherboard. It's a popular pick in space-constrained ultrabooks and tablets. Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) and Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) are controllers used by both SATA and M.2 SSDs for managing communication with operating systems. An NVMe-PCIe Western Digital internal SSD provides a drastic reduction in energy consumption, which helps increase the battery life on ultrabooks.
WD drives offer color codes to fit different tasks. Consider the Western Digital internal SSD Blue® series if you need a drive for hosting operating systems or installing primary applications. A WD Red® SSD is ready for the irregular and sporadic read-and-write processes that occur 24 hours a day in a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. If you're looking for a small-capacity SSD for equipment that is less frequently accessed, the WD Green® series may fit the bill. WD Black® series SSDs feature a heatsink design that keeps them cool during the post-production of resource-intensive 4K projects. The Gold® family of Western Digital hard disk drive and SSD solutions are server-grade ready for use in enterprise data centers and large server environments.