Western Digital today annoucned their own lineup of SSD’s – The SiliconDrive III. Western Digital had acquired Silicon System earlier this year and these newly launched Solid State Drives from WD uses the technology provided by the same firm. The SiliconDrive III from WD will come in 2.5inch and 1.8inch form factor and will make use of both the SATA and PATA interface and will offer Read/Write speeds of upto 100Mb/sec and 80Mb/sec respectively. The WD SiliconDrive will offer a max storage space of 120GB.
Western Digital SSD business unit vice president Michael Hajeck at the announcement of The SiliconDrive III SSD’s said – “SiliconDrive III is the first example of how WD plans to productize solid state technology developed by SiliconSystems. The launch of SiliconDrive III will also enable WD to leverage its global sales and distribution channels to accelerate the adoption of SSD technology beyond SiliconSystems’ traditional embedded systems OEM customer base into data streaming applications such as multimedia content delivery systems and data center media appliances.” There has been no announcement about the pricing of the SSD’s from Western Digital though.
Recently OCZ also launched their Agility series of SSD’s.