Western Digital launches SSDs

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Western Digital is now shipping its first line of solid state drives (SSDs) based off technology it acquired after buying out storage maker SiliconSystems Inc. in March.

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As much as i like the idea of SSDs, they are still very expensive, and with regular HDDs increasing in size and getting dirt-cheap, i really wonder when SSDs will find their way into my main system.

Yeah, same here. I think the tech needs to ferment a bit longer before I make the jump. What’s the life span of an SSD? Less than 5 years?

I don’t know, they say the read/write cycles are somewhat limited. I guess we will know in a couple of years, as quite a few people that i know have volunteered to be guinea-pigs :stuck_out_tongue:

The people who bought 1st gen SSDs are going to be bawling pretty hard when data rot starts to set in.

Yeh, but it’s clearly the way forward- some good millitary and rough-duty possibilities here I think as these develop.

I agree it is, as long as it reaches reasonable prices.