With the success of the hybrid drives from competitors Seagate as well as the Apple versions that were introduced last year, Western Digital has teamed up with flash memory specialists SanDisk to create the world’s thinnest 2.5inch Solid State Hybrid Drives. Taking the best in class iSSD storage device for the WD Black Hard drive, it brings a balance of performance and low power consumption as well as cost, reliability and compact form factor. For drive capacity, the WD Black SSHD comes in a 500GB flavour and in a super thin 5mm profile.
“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 realized our 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.”