Western Digital intros SiliconDrive III range of SSDs

By Jos
Jun 16, 2009
  1. Following the acquisition of SiliconSystems earlier this year, Western Digital is taking its first steps into the SSD market announcing the SiliconDrive III product range. The drives are naturally based on SiliconSystems’ technology and target the same communications, embedded computing, data center, medical, military and aerospace markets.

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  2. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    I'm pushing over 200MB/s read and over 150MB/s write with my OCZ Vertex. Most other SSD's seem no faster or even slower than standard hard drives in read/write performance? Looks like OCZ is leading the way forward. Hopefully these other SSD makers wake up.
  3. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    It's not just about Read & Write Speeds. For one, no laptop hard drive I know of gives you 100 MB/s Read speed and 80 MB/s Write. Not sure if that Sequential or Random. Not exactly sure of the speed of modern 7200 RPM's 3.5" hard drives nowadays but even IF they are as fast as these SSD's that are being offered by WD, the fact that their latency is extremely low more than makes up for the fact that the Average Read & Write speeds isn't blazing fast. MOST people just want to "feel" the speed, in which case, average SSD's such as these are great for a lower price. Not sure what their price is yet though.
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