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CL SN720
Purpose-Built for Boot and Edge Computing Performance and Reliability

CL SN720

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Reliable and High Performance for Read-Intensive Workloads

Edge Computing and operating system boot operations require high performance and reliable storage. Edge computing – content delivery (CDNs), online gaming content, IoT, data analytics – is heavy on data reads. Rapid operating systems boot performance is critical for public cloud services to quickly launch computing instances. Large-node compute clusters need rapid boot performance for boot times and rebooting. Western Digital CL SN720 is a purpose-built NVMe M.2 form factor for the specific requirements of boot and edge workloads. Reliable read performance, power efficiency, data security standards support, and remote management ability are some of the key attributes.





  • M.2 2280 form factor (22mm x 80mm)
  • 5-year limited warranty, 2M MTTF
  • Remote Diagnostic Tools
  • BOM Controlled PCN Notification
  • 5.5W active power
  • High Resistance to Errors

Applications and Workload

  • Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
  • Video Caching
  • Online/Internet Gaming
  • Industrial IoT, IoT
  • Operating System boot drives


Form Factor M.2 2280
Interface PCIe Gen3 X4 NVMe v1.3
Formatted Capacity 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Security TCG OPAL 2.01
Performance 256GB 500GB 1TB 2TB
Sequential Read, (max. MB/s, 64KiB, QD32) up to 3,250 up to 3,250 up to 3,250 up to 3,250
Sequential Write, (max. MB/s, 64KiB, QD32) up to 1,400 up to 1,400 up to 1,400 up to 1,400
Random Read (max IOPS, 4KiB, QD128) up to 330K up to 330K up to 330K up to 330K
Random Write (max IOPS, 4KiB QD4) up to 2.7K up to 2.7K up to 2.7K up to 2.7K
Mixed Random Read/Write (max IOPS 70%R/30%W, 4KiB, D128) 7K 7K 7K 7K
Latency (μs, 4KiB Random Read QD1, 99%) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1


Download the CL SN720 Datasheet (PDF).

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