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Offline augiearvizo  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:49:00 AM(UTC)
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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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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:50:23 AM(UTC)
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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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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:03:35 PM(UTC)
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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!

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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:13:24 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acarzt Go to Quoted Post
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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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:48:35 PM(UTC)
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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.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:34:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acarzt Go to Quoted Post
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 :D Thanks!

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#7 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:36:34 PM(UTC)
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WD buying SanDisk is CONFIRMED! $19 Billion dollars! This will be interesting :P
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#8 Posted : Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:27:17 PM(UTC)
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It will, and hopefully in a good way.

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

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#9 Posted : Friday, October 23, 2015 12:29:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acarzt Go to Quoted Post
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.

Offline augiearvizo  
#10 Posted : Friday, October 23, 2015 12:47:07 AM(UTC)
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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.

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#11 Posted : Friday, October 23, 2015 2:02:17 AM(UTC)
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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 :D

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#12 Posted : Friday, October 23, 2015 11:00:27 PM(UTC)
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It'd be awesome for them to buy it since they would make even more reliable SSDs
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#13 Posted : Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:14:49 AM(UTC)
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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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#14 Posted : Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:36:08 AM(UTC)
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I wish I had $19b oh the things I would buy :-P
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#15 Posted : Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:47:49 PM(UTC)
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I wish I had $19b oh the things I would buy :-P

Pretty sure I'd build the best PC eva xD

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