Western Digital officially announced its entry into the solid state drive segment yesterday, with the WD SiliconEdge Blue and the WD SiliconDrive N1x.
The SiliconEdge Blue is a 2.5-inch SATA II drive, intended for both notebooks and desktops. It is very fast, offering up to 250MB / s read and 170MB / s write and with 64MB of cache. Only three models are available: 64GB (US $ 280), 128GB (US $ 530) and 256GB (US $ 1,000).
The SiliconDrive N1x is slower and promises to be more affordable, but initially it will only be available for WD partner manufacturers and selected distributors.