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    Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    The acquisition will double WD's market and open up faster growing storage segments.
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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Kind of makes sense, you wouldn't know exactly who was going to be a winner in the early days of SSDs. Just let the market shake out and buy up one of the winners with your HDD warchest.

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Decent Hybrid drives maybe if they get their act together
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    good news for WD, I can't wait for a good Black line hybrid

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Nice 2tb HD / 120gb SSD hybrid for about 90 quid please.

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    There never has been decent hybrid drive from WD, only from Seagate. What makes you think this will change anything other than ssd capacities in their sshd.

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    I wondered when this was happening, it's a good buy for WD.

    I've not purchased many WD products for a while, I wonder if they'll rebrand?

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by nitro912gr View Post
    good news for WD, I can't wait for a good Black line hybrid
    Totally agree, that Black^2 struck me as some kind of horrible bodge up. Like someone else has said, what I'm looking for is something like Seagates sshds but with a much larger ssd component.

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Totally agree, that Black^2 struck me as some kind of horrible bodge up. Like someone else has said, what I'm looking for is something like Seagates sshds but with a much larger ssd component.
    I expect it is just a matter of time before 960GB SSD drives come down to £100, at which point I have very little use for spinning rust. In fact, at affordable 250GB drives I started making the transition to SSD.

    If you want to store lots of media, where capacity is everything, the SSD part of a hyprid drive is just wasting money.

    I can only see SSHDs as a transition technology, not something for the future.

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I expect it is just a matter of time before 960GB SSD drives come down to £100, at which point I have very little use for spinning rust. In fact, at affordable 250GB drives I started making the transition to SSD.

    If you want to store lots of media, where capacity is everything, the SSD part of a hyprid drive is just wasting money.

    I can only see SSHDs as a transition technology, not something for the future.
    Totally agree. Looking to make the transition to SSD-only in my desktop soon, and shift HDD mass storage into a RAID 6 array on a home VPN / file server.

    Looking forward to it!

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    Re: Western Digital acquires Sandisk for $19 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I expect it is just a matter of time before 960GB SSD drives come down to £100, at which point I have very little use for spinning rust. In fact, at affordable 250GB drives I started making the transition to SSD.

    If you want to store lots of media, where capacity is everything, the SSD part of a hyprid drive is just wasting money.

    I can only see SSHDs as a transition technology, not something for the future.
    While I agree that ssds are "it" for a dedicated OS drive, and sshds make no sense for solely high capacity storage, sshds DO make sense where you need a combination of both capacity and speed in a single drive. In my windows rig I've got ssd OS and app drives a!ong with WD Green HDD backup drives. But moving my "user" area from WD Black HDD to Seagate sshd made a phenomenal difference.

    Ssds will get to the capacity that HDDs are at now, but by then HDDs will be where? So sshds will still offer that faster-than-hdd attraction. Plus don't forget that sshds are about the same price as "slower" HDDs.

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