Western Digital and SanDisk Put Their Heads Together, Come Up With Ultra-Thin 2.5-inch WD Black SSHD

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Western Digital and SanDisk are teaming up to produce a 2.5-inch SSHD that essentially puts a SanDisk iSSD with a WD Black SSHD. Perhaps its obvious that two companies could bring their respective expertise to the same table to develop a single product with the best of both, but this sort of thing doesn’t happen every day.

WD obviously brings its wealth of experience in the storage market as well as its SSHD and SATA IO technology, and SanDisks’ contribution is designed to deliver lower power consumption, reduced cost, better reliability, and it should also facilitate a smaller form factor.

WD Black SSHD

Indeed, the WD Black SSHD is a scant 5mm thick, and it offers 500GB of storage for the industry’s increasingly thin notebooks. The device is now shipping to OEMs; WD is also shipping 7mm and 9.5mm SSHDs that are destined for mobile devices.
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ajm531 replied on Tue, May 7 2013 1:25 PM

wow this would end the need for sd cards almost completely. If i had a phone with half that storage well i would be set for life. I can only hope this coming together of companies like this becomes a continuing trend to make even better advancements.

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Reminds me of the Seagate drives. I'd love to see reviews on this drive.

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SmogHog replied on Tue, May 7 2013 8:27 PM

No mention of speed anywhere?

If it's 5400rpm the performance will s*ck.

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I'm glad to see the start of consumer Slim SSHD's. Its a good sign for storage. Perhaps maybe one day we can manage to find a better way of storing data that surpasses even SSD's... I can't wait for that day to come!

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With the constant reports of patent lawsuits and dirty business practices, it's refreshing to read a story about two companies coming together to play to each of their strengths. Competition may be the backbone of capitalism, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for cooperation, too.

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With the constant reports of patent lawsuits and dirty business practices, it's refreshing to read a story about two companies coming together to play to each of their strengths. Competition may be the backbone of capitalism, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for cooperation, too.

Definitely agree :)

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Go watch the smallest movie ever made. Ibm said they can store a bit within twelve atoms or something. It is slow now, but it is on the horizon.

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