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    News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    Acquisition of SiliconSystems gives the hard drive giant an instant presence in the solid state drive market.
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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    instant presence but no product get thee to affordable 100GB + 250MB/S drives for under £100
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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    feel like this is a bit of a "steal" for them, because they've done nowt towards it.

    WD are my FAVOURITE drive company, bar none. So trusting them to buy someone elses technology seems... cheating

    Hope they test things to destruction.. and not just the hardware, but the process behind the dev work too.

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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    feel like this is a bit of a "steal" for them, because they've done nowt towards it.

    WD are my FAVOURITE drive company, bar none. So trusting them to buy someone elses technology seems... cheating

    Hope they test things to destruction.. and not just the hardware, but the process behind the dev work too.
    Why? Just cause? Or...?

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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    I like Western Digital as well, never had one of their drives fail on me and they fit into a really nice price/performance/reliability bracket as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully sooner rather than later they can inject something new into the SSD race.

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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    WD have acquired companies in the past for their IPs, so this isn't the first time they have "stolen" technology.

    Everyone does it, it's part of the tech industry.
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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    Well, this is not exactly a case of suing the company they are looking to acquire first to bankrupt them *caugh*Creative*caugh*, so nothing I'd consider below the belt. The only thing I care about as a consumer is whether they can make good use of the technology they've acquired (and given that the acquisition isn't free, this is for their own benefit too). They've pushed the envelop on the traditional HD end a couple of times, lets see if they can do that for SSD too.

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    Re: News - Western Digital buys into SSD market

    smart move, well done to them!

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