If you were wondering where the solid-state part in WD's new solid-state hybrid drive, the WD Black, comes from, the answer is SanDisk.
The two storage vendors today announced their collaboration in creating solid-state hybrid drives, with the first being the WD Black.
According to both parties, SanDisk is supplying a SanDisk iSSD storage device for the WD Black SSHD. The WD Black comes with up to 32GB of iSSD storage and currently offers a total of 500GB mixed iSSD and platter-based storage.
The drive is superslim, being just 5mm thick while still retaining the 2.5-inch laptop-standard design. … Read more