Review: Western Digital Green 240 GB, a cheap SSD to improve the performance of your PC

Western Digital Green 240 GB review

Today we can have a top-of-the-range computer, with a next generation Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics, 64 GB of RAM and two 4 TB hard drives each, which, both when starting and when trying to play relatively new games, we will have problems, and those responsible will also be the latter. For a long time, the bottleneck of computers has been on hard drives, and they are very slow compared to the speed of other components. Therefore, if we really want to take advantage of the performance of a PC it is necessary to resort to the new SSD and, if we also want an economic option, a great alternative is the Western Digital 240 GB. Western Digital is one of the leading manufacturers of hard drives in the market. Taking advantage of the boom SSDs were having, in 2015 this company took over Sandisk, a manufacturer that had already entered the SSD market so that WD could easily enter this new market and continue with its same range of products.

Just like Western Digital hard drives are cataloged by colors, with SSDs it happens the same, depending on whether we look for an economical one or one with higher performance and capacity. Thus, we can find Western Digital Green, low performance and 120 or 240 GB, or Western Digital Blue , high performance and 250 GB, 500 GB and up to 1 TB. It is true that we can find SSD units much cheaper than 30 GB or 60 GB , however, we must bear in mind that the price per gigabyte of this type of storage units does not make them the best at saving files, but they are mainly focused on loading our operating system, programs and games, since they are the heaviest tasks and where the greatest performance is lost on a day-to-day basis.

SSD Western Digital Green units offer us a very low power consumption while maintaining transfer speeds (especially reading) of up to 545 MB / s , much higher than virtually any conventional hard disk we analyze. These units also guarantee maximum reliability for up to one million hours of use. The price of the unit that we are going to analyze next, the one of 240 GB, is of 74.36 euros , but, if we want to opt for a SSD of less capacity, 120 GB, for example, we can get the same Western Digital Green by 44.38 Euros, a very small investment for the large amount of performance we will earn, even on older computers.

Then, we leave our analysis, with its corresponding performance tests,  SSD Western Digital Green 240 GB , an excellent alternative for those who do not want to spend a lot of money in an SSD storage unit.