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

The successor of the GeForce GTX Titan is coming

The successor of the GeForce GTX Titan is coming

The recent arrival of the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards, as well as the upcoming appearance of the GTX 960 have shifted the attention of gamers towards these flagship NVIDIA models leaving the ultra-high end GeForce GTX Titan generation into obscurity. This...

DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Demos Released on Xbox LIVE

Activision Publishing will make all music loving fans and gamers happy to hear that demos for the DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock are now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace fore free, on the video gaming console from Microsoft, Xbox 360. Gamers who want some additional and...

Nikon debuts new digital camera with 42x optical zoom

Nikon has released a bunch of new digital camera models but there’s one that quickly catches the eye due to a more than impressive 42x optical zoom. The new optical zoom champion, dubbed CoolPix P510, will arrive in February 2012 for a price of 430 USD and will resemble a regular DSLR camera...

Leave a comment