WD has launched a new CN700 Red SSD for NAS users. Unlike most SSD products the SN700 is designed for high endurance. The SSD is available from the WD store and it should be more widely available at various retailers soon.
Tackle extreme workloads in high-intensity NAS environments with the fast-caching WD Red SN700 NVMe™ SSD. The drive’s robust system responsiveness and exceptional I/O performance are perfect for multi-user, multitasking applications, letting you tame your SMB’s toughest projects from virtualization to collaborative editing to intensive database storage with efficient caching —all while helping to lower your TCO.
- 3D TLC NAND
- Sandisk controller
- M2 2280
- PCIe 3.0 NVMe 1.3
- MTBF 1.75 million hours
- 5 year warranty
|Read Performance||3100 MB/s||3430 MB/s||3430 MB/s||3400 MB/s||3400 MB/s|
|Write Performance||1600 MB/s||2600 MB/s||3000 MB/s||2900 MB/s||3100 MB/s|
|Endurance||500 TBW||1000 TBW||2000 TBW||2500 TBW||5100 TBW|
The endurance seems to be high enough to handle about 1 drive write per day which is much better than most SSD products. Leveraging RAM in a server reduces storage activity in a multi-user setup.
Many modern NAS boxes now have M.2 slots for a SSD. The WD Red is an ideal choice given its high endurance. A busy NAS server is better off with maximum RAM to reduce the wear and tear on hardware generally. RAM has almost unlimited endurance.