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How did intel get into SSDs?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by digibucc, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. digibucc

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    I was just thinking about it - and not just into it, but a leader in the market.

    I would expect ram manufactures to have the best leading (corsair, kingston,ocz etc) and then maybe platter hdd makers even though it's a different beast.

    but intel does neither.... how did they get into the SSD market AND do so well? is it as simple as they decided it was a good market, and put r&d in and pay someone else to make everything?
     
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    because Intel's a giant that pushes all aspects of the tech industry...its what they do
     
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    And on the flip side…Western Digital made a crappy attempt at getting into the SSD market. Now bare drives are bare drives…but I expected a HDD manufacturing company such as Western Digital to produce a better SSD than the POS they did bring out to the market.
     
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    Intel already made NAND and implementing it with SSD's was easy for there R&D team because the massive budget they have.
     
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    why? they are two completely different things. Intel actually makes its own flash IC's and controllers last time i checked, WD is just grabbing parts off the market and hobbling together a working product like most others.
     
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    WD was the leading hdd manufacture, not to mention the most recognized of the personal performance drive.h Raptor line up.

    We know WD is a leading Mechanical drive manufacturer but as one of the largest market shares in storage they have really lacked effort in the SSD battle. I assume the are going to maintain their ground in the mech dr field.
     
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    theres really nothing else they can do, unless they somehow acquire Intel or Samsung, they lack the ability to efficiently gain a large SSD market share.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not moving to SSD any time soon. There are 1TB drives available on newegg, but they cost between 3 and 4 thousand dollars... why do that when I can get a 1TB mechanical drive for $100 (WD Caviar Black) that will still have killer performance? I'm happy with my 150GB Raptor X, the old SATA I flagship that's considered slow by today's 7200RPM drives, such as the WD Caviar Black I mentioned before, and the Samsung F3 drives that Dippy mentioned, and those Seagate 7200.12s...

    I see RAM manufacturers taking leads in the SSD department, specifically SSD, Corsair... Intel is a bit of a suprise since they aren't in the RAM department, but then again, I'm not really suprised seeing SSDs come from Itel.
     
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    i didn't realize that, i thought it was all outsourced.

    thanks everyone:) just curious...
     
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    which is basically the point you originally questioned.
     
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    you lost me :wtf:
     
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    Intel or Samsung could probably buy out WD :laugh:
     
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    Intel taking them would make them that much bigger..kinda scary.
     
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    Samsung is better than Intel
     
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    They've been market leader in flash chips since forever, SSD's are just a new application of the same technology.
     
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    Well WD will make some better SSD's. The 1st ones near all of them had the same issue The beloved controller they had on them.

    In fact i bet they are putting more in to making better ones now even more so with new controllers are being released all the time.
     

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