Western Digital to buy enterprise SSD maker sTec for $340M

Jos

TS Evangelist
Western Digital has announced it agreed to pay $6.85 a share, or $340 million in cash, to acquire a California-based company called sTec that specializes in making enterprise solid state drives. The selling price represents a 91 percent premium over...

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Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
It's about time WD put out a SSD. Maybe they are getting closer to that milestone with this purchase.
Too bad their name is not affiliated with quality SSDs as it is with HDDs. It is never too late, but I think it will take time to get the name out and the quality right.
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
It's about time WD put out a SSD. Maybe they are getting closer to that milestone with this purchase.
Too bad their name is not affiliated with quality SSDs as it is with HDDs. It is never too late, but I think it will take time to get the name out and the quality right.
their name is already out... besides, how many have heard of sTec? Well, maybe I'm the only one who hasnt.... but either way, I wonder if WD is going to keep them Enterprise level?
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
their name is already out... besides, how many have heard of sTec? Well, maybe I'm the only one who hasnt.... but either way, I wonder if WD is going to keep them Enterprise level?
I am talking consumer SSDs. If WD were to transition to consumer SSDs, there is too much competition to be successful. They have to get into the SSD business as soon as possible. I think WD will stay with thin HDDs and hybrid HDDs for the next few years.