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Western Digital Announces SiliconEdge Blue SSDs

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:57 pm
by Ian
Western Digital has announced its first consumer-oriented solid state drive, the SiliconEdge Blue. Looking at the reviews on the web, its got a ways to go in regards to performance. They're also too expensive IMO. ... rives.html

WD today announced that the company is shipping its first consumer-oriented solid state drive (SSD) with the new WD SiliconEdge™ 2.5-inch SSD family. WD SiliconEdge Blue™ SSDs offer fast read/write speeds and high SSD capacities, making them an ideal storage solution for read-intensive applications requiring high performance and plug-and-play compatibility.

WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs, in capacities up to 256 gigabytes (GB), feature a native SATA 3.0 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface with read speeds up to 250 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write transfer rates up to 170 MB/s. Fast and rugged, WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs accelerate application performance and deliver maximum tolerance for drops, shock and vibration along with silent and low-power operation.

Reviews: ... SD-Review/