WD My Passport gets ruggedized with the Digital Nomad Case

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Most people would likely agree that Western Digital hard drives are pretty good quality, but they might not exactly be tough enough to handle the harshest of conditions. WD is stepping into this sphere with the unveiling of the WD Nomad rugged case for My Passport portable hard drives.

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Western Digital Buys Hitachi’s Hard Drive Wing for $4.3 Billion

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You know how everybody owns everybody and even though you see different brands, they really are the same company? That kind of idea infiltrates just about every industry and the hard drive business is no exception. The latest deal sees Hitachi Global Storage Technologies snatched up by Western Digital for a cool $4.3 billion.

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SSD prices fall while HDD prices rise

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If you are planning to buy a Solid State Drive (SSD), it may very well be the right time to do so. Going by the present trends, Solid State Drive manufacturers such as Intel and Adata Technology have been dropping SSD prices by as much as 10-15% in order to increase sales and market penetration rate.

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WD SiliconEdge Blue SDDs are fast, rugged, and worth every penny

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Western Digital (WD) announced they have joined the Solid State Drive (SSD) foray with their new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family of storage solutions. To me, reliability and speed go hand-and-hand, with the introduction of SSDs to the WD lineup both of those concerns are addressed.

The WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs are “rated” by WD with read speeds of up to 250 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write transfer rates up to 170 MB/s. That’s quite a fast family of drives.

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