WD, SanDisk to launch storage devices
Dubai, May 14, 2013
WD, a Western Digital company, and SanDisk Corporation have announced a collaboration to introduce hybrid storage devices that feature best-in-class flash memory technology from SanDisk and best-in-class hard drive technology from WD.
SanDisk will supply a SanDisk iSSD storage device for the WD Black solid-state hybrid drive, which utilises both WD proprietary hybrid technology and industry standard Sata IO technology, a statement from the company said.
The SanDisk iSSD brings a balance of performance, low-power consumption, cost, reliability, and a compact form factor to this SSHD, which will offer ample storage to meet consumers’ growing appetite for digital content as well as flash-enabled speed, data throughput and responsiveness – all within ultra-slim form factors.
“I am delighted for SanDisk to team up with WD on these exciting new hybrid products,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager of client storage solutions at SanDisk.
“By combining SanDisk’s unparalleled flash memory expertise and technology with the hard drive know-how of WD, WD Black SSHDs offer outstanding hard drive-like capacity, and the slim form factor and the level of performance that you will only get with flash memory solutions.”
“Working with SanDisk, WD realised its vision for products that combine the best of both technologies,” said Matt Rutledge, vice president of client computing at WD. “WD’s SSHDs are a significant achievement in the continuing SSHD/flash storage revolution.” – TradeArabia News Service
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