Western Digital ships new line of SSDs

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Western Digital has begun shipping a new line of high performance, 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs).

The SiliconDrive N1x SSD product family features a native SATA 3.0 interface with target read speeds up to 240 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write transfer rates of 140 MB/s in capacities up to 128 gigabytes (GB).

Western Digital ships new line of SSDs Company spokesperson Michael Hajeck explained that the single-level cell (SLC) -based WD SiliconDrive N1x SSDs were an "ideal" storage solution for a wide range of embedded system OEM applications, such as automotive, transportation, data center, communications infrastructure, video surveillance and industrial automation.

"The WD SiliconDrive N1x SSDs are the newest addition to our SiliconDrive product family, which has shipped several million units since the first products were introduced," said Hajeck.

"SiliconDrive SSDs have consistently met critical OEM application requirements for high reliability, high performance and long product deployment cycles."

Hajeck added that the N1x SSDs included support for Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and the Windows 7 TRIM command. 

The WD SiliconDrive N1x is available the following capacities: 128 GB, 64 GB and 32 GB.