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While their new products for the consumer market have focused on cloud-based networked hard disks and traditional HDDs, they haven't completely ignored solid state tech. Back in May, WD bought SanDisk for $19 billion, likely to get their considerable share of the SSD market. Their new storage drives, however, will come out under the Western Digital banner.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/11/western-digital-finally-offers-a-consumer-ssd/
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With the quality of their mechanicals the last couple years, I'll pass. The market is already flooded with SSDs, what are they going to offer us that we don't already get with Samsung/Kingston/Mushkin/ADATA/INTEL/Crucial
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I've had excellent luck with WD's HDDs (3.5" Greens and Blacks and 2.5" Blacks and Blues). When WD puts out 4TB SSDs, I'll be taking a hard look at them.
     
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With the quality of their mechanicals the last couple years, I'll pass. The market is already flooded with SSDs, what are they going to offer us that we don't already get with Samsung/Kingston/Mushkin/ADATA/INTEL/Crucial

Well, they're going to offer what SanDisk offered, right? SanDisk never disappointed, I just think they they never had as much mainstream exposure than Samsung or Crucial.
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Man, you beat me to it by 20 minutes. I posted about this in SSD subforum in Storage... biggrin.gif

Long story short:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10748/western-digital-introduces-wd-blue-and-wd-green-ssds
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/10741/the-western-digital-blue-1tb-ssd-review
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I've had excellent luck with WD's HDDs (3.5" Greens and Blacks and 2.5" Blacks and Blues). When WD puts out 4TB SSDs, I'll be taking a hard look at them.

My 2.5" Scorpio Blues and Blacks have held up really well. I have about a dozen of them, most several years old, and no failures (other than one I dropped far enough to shatter a platter) yet.
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Well, they're going to offer what SanDisk offered, right? SanDisk never disappointed, I just think they they never had as much mainstream exposure than Samsung or Crucial.
The problem is they will probably raise prices for WD name
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With the quality of their mechanicals the last couple years, I'll pass. The market is already flooded with SSDs, what are they going to offer us that we don't already get with Samsung/Kingston/Mushkin/ADATA/INTEL/Crucial

Can you elaborate for me? The only real issues i know of are their 6th REDs
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Are there any better option than Samsung EVOs right now if price is not an issue for someone?
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I feel i trust my old Sandisk SD cards more than the 'new' Sandisk SD cards made by WD. Did WD completely take over or is Sandisk still operating the same way as before?
     
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