Items tagged with SiliconDrive

Seagate issued a general announcement yesterday in an apparent attempt to clarify its SSD plans going forward. Of all the various hard drive vendors, Seagate has been by far the most acrimonious towards SSD development; former CEO Bill Watkins' plans for dealing with the introduction of SSDs was to threaten to sue the companies out of existence. Watkins is gone, but Seagate has barely dipped a toe into the SSD market. Seagate's latest official press release statement attempts to justify the company's decision to mostly ignore SSDs in favor of conventional hard drives or hybrid drives. ...the yawning... Read more...
Western Digital is now shipping its new SiliconDrive III SSD product family based on technology from its March acquisition of SiliconSystems. The company’s new products feature faster read and write speeds as well as increased capacities. The drives also offer mechanical scalability, making them ideal for embedded system and data streaming applications such as multimedia content delivery systems and data center media appliances.The new SiliconDrive III SSDs include 2.5-inch SATA and PATA and 1.8-inch Micro SATA products. The drives offer native SATA 3.0Gbps or ATA-7 interfaces with target read... Read more...