Until now, solid-state drives have been too expensive to be considered an outright replacement for hard disk drives. This is why HDD+SSD setups are getting so popular on the notebook market.
Western Digital believes that last step can finally be taken though.
Solid state technology company Skyera has something called skyHawk, a solid state solution that sells at less than $3 / 2.31 Euro per gigabyte.
Eager to have the chance to work directly with that SSD storage system, Western Digital has not invested in the company.
Previously, the company had funded Skyera as initial outside investor, but now it is extending that relationship to a collaboration.
Mainstream enterprise SSDs should be made soon, using the SEOS solid state operating system that “combines hardware, storage and data management into a unified solution that provides top performance, cost and power consumption attributes.”