Western Digital on Tuesday said it has begun shipping its new SiliconDrive SATA/PATA SSDs with higher speeds, reliability and capacities for Embedded Systems and Data Streaming Applications design for OEMs.

It’s new SiliconDrive(R) III SSD product feature faster read/write speeds and increased capacities, and offer mechanical scalability, designed and optimized for high performance and high reliability in demanding 24x7 applications in the embedded systems, media appliance and data streaming markets such as multimedia content delivery systems and data center media appliances.

SiliconDrive III is the first example of how WD plans to productize solid state technology developed by SiliconSystems. Its launched also will enable WD to leverage its global sales and distribution channels to accelerate the adoption of SSD technology, said Michael Hajeck, senior vice president and general manager of WD's solid state storage business unit.

It also bundle with 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) and Parallel ATA (PATA) and 1.8-inch Micro SATA products featuring native SATA 3.0 Gbps or ATA-7 interfaces with target read speeds up to 100 MBps and write speeds to 80 MBps in capacities up to 120 GB.

Recently, Western Digital acquires Silicon System Inc, a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market for $65 million.