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WD Partners SanDisk To Create Solid State Hybrid Drives

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Two giants in storage solutions – WD, a Western Digital company and SanDisk Corporation, announced a collaboration to produce hybrid storage devices based on flash memory technology from SanDisk and hard drive technology from WD.

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SanDisk supplies SanDisk iSSD storage device for the WD Black solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), the world’s thinnest 2.5-inch SSHD solution. WD Black uses both WD hybrid technology and industry standard SATA IO technology.

The SanDisk iSSD delivers a balance of performance, low power consumption, cost, reliability and a compact form factor to WD Black, which meets consumers demand for speed, data throughput and responsiveness, in a ultra-slim package. The SanDisk iSSD is built on 19nm process technology, the world’s smallest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process.

WD Black’s ultra-slim profile is well-suited to manufacturer demands for slimmer devices, perfect for the thinnest of notebooks. Its 5mm profile offers 500GB capacity, utilising almost 50% less volume than a standard notebook hard drive (9.5mm).

The WD Black 5mm SSHDs are shipping to OEMs. WD is also currently shipping to OEMs ultra-slim, 7mm and 9.5mm SSHDs for portable devices.

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