Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 31st Mar 2009 02:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Western Digital, a leading maker of the traditional hard drive, supposedly felt a little out of the loop as they still hadn't really caught on to the solid-state disk bandwagon. Instead of playing a long game of catch-up, they simply forked out $65 million in cold cash and bought the technology they needed in the form of the aptly-named SiliconSystems, Inc. SiliconSystems has been making millions of SSDs for embedded systems for the past several years and will find a nice new home after integrating into the Western Digital Empire, henceforth being known as the "WD Solid-State Storage business unit." Since they're combining forces "immediately," here's to bigger and better SSDs in the near future.
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comment from a WD fanboy
by stabbyjones on Tue 31st Mar 2009 03:00 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

I'm a big fan of WD, bought hundreds of IDE and SATA I/II drives over the years. Got burned by an IBM deathstar and a Seagate barracuda before moving to WD.

Since then, the only drives that have died are the ones i've pulled apart. The WD IDE drive from the first computer i built with my own money as a teen is still running close to a decade later.

Lets hope they can get the same quality into the SSD market.

Edited 2009-03-31 03:01 UTC

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