Western Digital 2.5 inch SiliconEdge Blue Series SATA300
Very impressive read speeds, Nice gunmetal casing, Quality built, 3year warranty.
Fast performance that remains consistent over time.
Stylish; sustained write speeds topped out at 171MB/s.
Very fast, low power consumption, runs cool
Fast 246/187 MBps read/write speed with CrystalDiskMark, JMicron JMF612 processor supports TRIM and SMART, WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab Certified, Good enthusiastlevel operational I/O performance, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistan
Write speeds were a concern
Expensive, Low capacity compared to standard hard drives
Sustained write speeds were sometimes as slow as 1.1MB/s; expensive; signs of stuttering.
Expensive/overpriced enthusiastlevel product, Lacks integrated USB MiniB data connection, Not 3rdGeneration SATA6Gbps compatible, No public firmware updates available
By ThinkComputers on December 27, 2010
I’m sure you and almost everyone you know has a favorite hard drive manufacturer and when they are building a new system they will ONLY use those types of drives. Honestly I am more or less the same way. As I said in the introduction of this...80
By InsideHW on October 07, 2010
Last year we spoke to WD representatives at the IFA fair and they told us that they weren’t in too much of a hurry as far as entering the SSD market is concerned. They also underlined that they have all the required technology to manufacture them,...-
By TechRadar on August 12, 2010
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By Macworld on July 28, 2010
SSDs offer a significant performance increase over standard rotating drives, but at price out of reach of most consumers. Until prices come down and capacities go up, they will continue to be niche products meant only for enterprise servers and the...70
By X-bit Labs on June 29, 2010
We’ll do some summarizing now, starting from the Intel X25-V. Cutting it short, we like this product. Intel has come up with an affordable but rather fast SSD. It was especially good in our RAID0 array, providing both a large storage capacity and...-
By RegHardware on June 17, 2010
In its current state, the SiliconEdge Blue is something of a stinker but I feel sure it could be saved with a firmware update. After that the next step is to slash the price to £499 but until that time I simply cannot recommend this drive. ®...50
By OverClock Intelligence Agency on May 28, 2010
It may have taken Western Digital longer than some expected to get a solid state drive to market, but I feel they have done a pretty good job on their first offering. Western Digital has taken a few different approaches in terms of their SSD...-
By PCWorld India on May 06, 2010
This Solid State Drive offers far more data storage capacity than the average SSD out there. It would be good for your desktop/laptop, if you could afford it. Unfortunately, it is priced such that buyers looking for capacity will be enticed away by...84
By Maximum PC on May 04, 2010
WD's first consumer SSD is a mixed blessing Western Digital has finally dipped its toe into the SSD pond, a move we’ve been expecting since last year’s acquisition of SiliconSystems. The first consumer SSD to be born of this acquisition...60
By Tech ARP on April 29, 2010
The SiliconEdge Blue SSD may be Western Digital's first attempt at producing a solid state drive for the PC, but don't let that fool you into thinking that Western Digital engineers don't know what they are doing. Solid state memory is...-