WD Begins Shipping New SATA/PATA SiliconDrive III SSD Featuring Higher Speeds and Capacities

WD-SDIII_familyWD today announced that it has begun shipping its new SiliconDrive® III SSD product family based on technology from its March 2009 acquisition of SiliconSystems. The company’s new SiliconDrive III products feature faster read/write speeds and increased capacities, and offer mechanical scalability, making them a perfect storage solution for embedded system and data streaming applications such as multimedia content delivery systems and data center media appliances.

SiliconDrive III SSDs include 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) and Parallel ATA (PATA) and 1.8-inch Micro SATA products featuring native SATA 3.0 gigabits per second (Gbps) or ATA-7 interfaces with target read speeds up to 100 megabytes per second (MBps) and write speeds to 80 MBps in capacities up to 120 gigabytes (GB).

WD SDIII family

“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,” said Michael Hajeck, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s solid state storage business unit. “SiliconDrive III is an ideal solution for OEMs that require increased performance, capacity, reliability and data throughput in their applications.”

wd SSDIII_SATA 25

SiliconDrive III has been designed and optimized for high performance and high reliability in demanding 24×7 applications in the embedded systems, media appliance and data streaming markets. Performance and reliability is achieved through the integration of the company’s patented and patent-pending advanced storage technologies in every SiliconDrive III product.

wd SSDIII SATA18

The company’s patented and patent-pending PowerArmor®, SiSMART® and SolidStor® technologies address critical OEM design considerations such as the elimination of drive corruption due to power anomalies, the ability to monitor a SiliconDrive’s useable life in real-time and integrated advanced storage technologies that ensure data integrity and SSD life for multi-year product deployments. Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=21.

SiliconDrive III SSD PATA 2'5

Source: WD

Related posts

Intel plans to release mobile Skylake in October

Intel plans to release mobile Skylake in October

Those of you who need a new notebook, but don’t need it right away, may consider waiting for a few more months – we have learned that Intel plans to release the first mobile Skylake processors in October of this year. Intel will launch 18 new mobile Skylake processors this fall with the goal...

Intel Xeon Skylake will have three versions

Intel Xeon Skylake will have three versions

Some time ago we reported that the upcoming Intel Xeon processor on the Skylake architecture would appear sometime in 2017 on the so-called Purley platform. Back then we thought the chip would have a single version only but it appears this will not be the case. Xeon Skylake will instead ship...

Manuganu 2

Manuganu 2

Manuganu 2 is a fun game for all people who are into runner games where you have to collect things in order to win. This time we have here a different product that will surprise you with a few things. We will start now. The first thing is that this app is really large – at 129 MB it requires...

Leave a comment