February 26, 2019, 10:12 AM
Western Digital's CL SN720 NVMe SSD is designed for stand-alone or edge applications. It uses Western Digital's new internally developed controller and firmware architectures. Different models provide storage capacities ranging from 256GB to an impressive 2TB in the M.2 form factor. Performance improves as storage size increases on these models. The 256GB model only manages 185k IOPS, but the 1TB model more than doubles that at 400k IOPS. The smaller storage models do have an advantage in durability with a mean time to failure of nine million hours vs. four million hours for the 1TB model.