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WD Begins Shipping New SATA/PATA SSDs for Embedded Systems and Data Streaming Applications

  • 22 June, 2009 13:45

<p><strong>WD® Begins Shipping New SATA/PATA SSDs Featuring Higher Speeds
and Capacities for Embedded Systems and Data Streaming Applications</strong><em><br/>
New Products Based on Third-Generation SiliconDrive Platform</em><br/>
<strong>Markets and Applications</strong><br/>
The SiliconDrive III SSD product family has been designed to provide fast-sustained
data transfers, which makes it perfect for streaming data applications in embedded
systems, military and media-centric data center applications. SiliconDrive III
SSDs have also been designed to provide extremely high data integrity, which
is needed by for these embedded applications. SiliconDrive III offers a powerful
combination of features that deliver the high performance and high reliability
with low total cost of storage ownership required by OEMs.<br/>
<strong>Vertical Markets</strong><br/>
Automotive and transportation<br/>
Data center media streaming and specialty appliances<br/>
High performance network devices<br/>
Medical equipment<br/>
Military storage systems<br/>
Video surveillance<br/>
<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong>— <strong>June 22, 2009</strong> —
WD® 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
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).<br/>
“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.”<br/>
SiliconDrive III has been designed and optimized for high performance and high
reliability in demanding 24x7 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. 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.<br/>
<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product name : SiliconDrive® III SSD <br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/>
Distributors: Control Synergy (<a href="#"></a>)<br/>
Availability: Now<br/>
<strong>About WD</strong><br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard
drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from
loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client
and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well
as its own consumer storage and media products.<br/>
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western
Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's
Web site (<a href="#"></a>) to access a variety of financial
and investor information.</p>
<p><strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/></p>

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