Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Western Digital Solid State Disks

Western Digital has announced their latest product line of solid state disks, SiliconDrive III

Three different drives are offered, 2.5” and 1.8”. Details are listed in table below.

Feature SiliconDrive III 2.5-inch SATA Drive SiliconDrive III 1.8-inch Micro SATA Drive SiliconDrive III 2.5-inch PATA Drive
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s SATA 3 Gb/s PATA ATA-7
Max R/W speed 100/80 MB/s 100/80 MB/s 85/60 MB/s
PowerArmor 30GB to 120GB 30GB to 60GB 30GB to 120GB
SiSMART Standard Standard Standard
SolidStor Standard Standard Standard

PowerArmor feature drive corruption from an ungraceful power-down, brownout, power spike or unstable voltage level.

SiSMART is ability to read and display the remaining amount of a drive’s useable life.

SolidStor technology makes designers, supply chain managers and OEMs confident that their storage system choice exceeds the high performance, high reliability and low total cost of ownership.

At the moment there are no prices announced for these drives and it would be nice to see them in a benchmark.

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