Insurance: Hard Drive Maker Western Digital Buys SSD Company SiliconSystems

Traditional hard drives are still wildly cost effective compared to solid state drives, but that doesn't mean SSD isn't the future. Western Digital bought an SSD company SiliconSystems for $65 million today, as a nice little hedge against the day when HDD's are utterly obsolete. Seagate announce SSD plans recently, too. [WD]

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TheCapt
TheCapt

I have a feeling we are going to see a few more hybrids of these drives soon. Say a 32GB SSD on a 500 GB drive. Allow you to put the OS and other programs on the SSD to increase boot up times.