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augiearvizo
2015-10-22T03:49:00Z
If Western Digital buys San Disk what does that mean for each brand? Is this move good for consumers or means nothing to consumers and is just a business move.

I wonder which brand has a better reputation.

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Blackhawk8100
2015-10-22T11:50:23Z

If Western Digital buys San Disk what does that mean for each brand? Is this move good for consumers or means nothing to consumers and is just a business move.

I wonder which brand has a better reputation.

I think the both are decent companies. If this buyout was to happen, I don't think it would mean much for consumers. Western Digital would probably start to manufacture SSDs under their name and nothing much else would happen. Prices may decrease for SanDisk items possibly. We will see :P

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2015-10-22T17:03:35Z
This is a smart move for Western Digital since they have no presence in the SSD market. I don't believe there is any overlap in their product portfolios so they aren't really eliminating any direct competition.

Hopefully it means they will be able to leverage their combine resources to come out with some really awesome products! Only time will tell though!

Blackhawk8100
2015-10-22T17:13:24Z

This is a smart move for Western Digital since they have no presence in the SSD market. I don't believe there is any overlap in their product portfolios so they aren't really eliminating any direct competition.

Hopefully it means they will be able to leverage their combine resources to come out with some really awesome products! Only time will tell though!

I could see Western Digital taking over the SSD/HDD market and butting heads with Samsung, as they are powerful in the market. WD will be a larger player in flash storage. There really hasn't been ant definite information yet, so nothing is 100%. We will have to see!

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2015-10-22T18:48:35Z

I believe that Intel will be in their own corner as their SSDs use PCIxE ports to connect storage. They will dominate that area until another company tries what they do.

Wrong...

Intel makes products that use Sata, mSata/m.2, and PCI-Express.

All of the following make PCI-Express SSDs:

OCZ

Plextor

Kingston/HyperX

Visiontek

Mushkin

HP

and many more

Countless companies make M.2 storage solutions which use PCI-express.

Blackhawk8100
2015-10-22T20:34:23Z

Wrong...

Intel makes products that use Sata, mSata/m.2, and PCI-Express.

All of the following make PCI-Express SSDs:

OCZ

Plextor

Kingston/HyperX

Visiontek

Mushkin

HP

and many more

Countless companies make M.2 storage solutions which use PCI-express.

Oops, I didn't realize that, fixing it 😃 Thanks!

Blackhawk8100
2015-10-22T20:36:34Z
WD buying SanDisk is CONFIRMED! $19 Billion dollars! This will be interesting 😛
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2015-10-22T21:27:17Z
It will, and hopefully in a good way.

I hope this doesn't mean layoffs for employees of either company...

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2015-10-23T00:29:28Z

It will, and hopefully in a good way.

I hope this doesn't mean layoffs for employees of either company...

Like the hp massive lay off. that was a total nightmare.

augiearvizo
2015-10-23T00:47:07Z
I like the Western Digital brand and the consumer line of external hard drives they offer and hope aquiring SanDisk brings faster NAS drives from WD at affordable prices and good reliability.

Blackhawk8100
2015-10-23T02:02:17Z

I like the Western Digital brand and the consumer line of external hard drives they offer and hope aquiring SanDisk brings faster NAS drives from WD at affordable prices and good reliability.

WD SSDs 😃

kidorikko
2015-10-23T23:00:27Z
It'd be awesome for them to buy it since they would make even more reliable SSDs
Blackhawk8100
2015-10-24T01:14:49Z

It'd be awesome for them to buy it since they would make even more reliable SSDs

They are being bought for $19b

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2015-10-24T01:36:08Z
I wish I had $19b oh the things I would buy 😛
Blackhawk8100
2015-10-24T15:47:49Z

I wish I had $19b oh the things I would buy :-P

Pretty sure I'd build the best PC eva xD