Western Digital Buys SanDisk for $19 Billion

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We mentioned the rumor a couple of days ago already, WD is purchasing SanDisk. Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement u...

    Western Digital Buys SanDisk for $19 Billion
     
  2. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    It's probably for the best, never cared much for Sandisk anyways.
     
  3. gUNN1993

    gUNN1993 Master Guru

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    Only thing I can say about them is they're the cheapest on the market, got a 480 GB one for 97 quid
     
  4. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Less competition and higher prices, yay!

    Seagate's standard tier 3.5" 2TB drives (OEM, no box/cable) are on sale for $92 now at a local shop. Less than a year after 2TB had just hit the market I bought 2TB Seagate drives (which were the equivalent tier to this current model) for $70 a piece at that same store.

    I said it when the flood happened, the prices are never going back down. How long has it been? And yes, WD, etc, have all kept their prices bloated.

    At this rate SSD prices are eventually going to catch up.
     
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  5. go4brendon

    go4brendon Member Guru

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    Yea and WD make terrible drives anyway, their WD Green drives are terrible, replaced so many I've lost count. Hope Sandisk dont get compromised in quality.
     
  6. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I never had problems with WD. Ofc i was using only Blacks for a long time, still working. Have no clue about others.
     
  7. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    They can't get much worse.
     
  8. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    I can confirm, my first (and last) 3TB WD Green drive died precisely 1 month after the 24 month warranty expired. I wanted to buy a 6TB WD Black now, but the damn retailer stil only gives 24 months warranty, even though it's at a premium price...

    I guess we will see WD SSDs popping up soon, hope there won't be any "green" editions. :p
     
  9. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    I hope they can save SanDisk from the tramp stamp.

    Their SSD's suck and the only other thing I really know them from is MicroSD cards which is honestly old news by now.
     
  10. Megabiv

    Megabiv Master Guru

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    Never had any performance or reliability issues with my Sandisk SSD, been happy with it overall to be honest. Had more issues with my Samsung EVO SSD which if you remember had the whole firmware release and crappy data speed problems.

    It it what it is, some people swear by companies but I've lost drives from WD and SG in equal measure and wouldn't rate one over the other.
     

  11. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Haven't a any problems from any of my WD blacks. I've heard the Green's are crap for general use. They are storage only.
     
  12. Cartman372

    Cartman372 Maha Guru

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    Run WD exclusively when it comes to traditional hard drives. I've had one failure in the last 5 years. Had a 6TB Red drive start giving me a lot of errors, replaced under warranty and haven't had any issues since.
     
  13. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Sandisk was well known for their SD cards and their USB flash drives and now SSD drives. And the Sandisk USB drives that I own still work. As far as WD drives go I have had no problems with WD green drives they work very well for general storage purposes. In my Desktop computer I have a WD 3TB Red drive for storage and its been working very well. Could we see WD USB Flash drives?
     
  14. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Bad luck I guess...

    I've had several WD Black Edition 10K RPM drives over the years and till now never had any issue with either...
     

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