WD Ships New Solid State Drives

Lake Forest-based WD, said this morning that the firm is shipping a new line of solid state disk drives, from the firm's March acquisition of SiliconSystems. According to WD, the firm's new SiliconDrive III SSD product family offers capacities of up to 120 gigabytes, and supports 2.5 inch SATA and parallel ATA, as well as 1.8 Micro SATA formats. WD bought Aliso Viejo-based Silicon Systems in March for $65M in cash; SiliconSystems was venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, Samsung, SanDisk, and Shepherd Ventures. WD is a major manufacturer of computer storage.