[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/03/4Zn3y4.jpg[/newsimage]Western Digital finally introduced its first solid-state drive aimed at the consumer market, publicly stating that its SiliconEdge Blue SSDs will offer higher storage capacities and faster read/write speeds than SSDs currently available to the consumer market. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-introduces-first-consumer-ssd-drives-26776/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-introduces-first-consumer-ssd-drives-26776/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
a lot of money for a slow-writing consumer drive!
Well if they shaved off about $200.00 on the 64GB and shaved off about $400.00 on
the 128GB and shaved off about $800.00 off of the 256GB then that would really be
something to get excited about but not at those prices and read and write speeds.
This is the first wave of consumer SSD’s, of course they’re going to be pricey. Either way, it’s a good sign, because soon enough will see future generations of WD consumer SSD’s with lower prices and better performance.
I think it’s important for HDD makers, such as WD to get into the new technology, and it’s actually not slow by any means.
The more people bringing SSDs to market, the more competition there is, that generally drives down prices.
To pricey for most people, and in South-Africe a 1year warrantee is the norm for SSD driveâ€™s. HDD in raid 0 with a backup drive is the only option available.