Tag Archives: HDD

Toshiba Is 2016’s Fastest Growing SSD and HDD Vendor

Toshiba is announcing that they were the fastest-growing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) vendor of 2016.  According to two recent reports from industry analysts IDC, titled “Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16” and “Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update“, Toshiba was fastest growing vendor in the global $25 billion HDD segment, as …

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk in $19 Billion Deal

Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement that will see Western Digital acquire all of SanDisk’s outstanding shares for a combination of stock and cash. This offer places a value of $86.50 on each share of SanDisk common stock, resulting in a total equity valuation of approximately $19 billion (based on a …

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Toshiba Outs KV Drive Technology – Large Capacity HDD Combined With SSD, Gb Ethernet and Compute in a Single 3.5” Form Factor

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc, a leading storage technology producer and innovator, and its Storage Products Business Unit are announcing a new key value technology for scale-out object storage, virtualization, big data analytics and active archiving. Via this new technology, Toshiba storage products customers can attain the benefits of both large capacity and high-performance scale-out object storage, while maximizing uptime …

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HGST Announces World’s First Enterprise-Class 10TB HDD

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a leading producer of enterprise storage solutions, and a Western Digital company, is announcing the world’s first enterprise-class 10TB hard disk drive (HDD) for cool/cold storage applications.  Mike Cordano, President of HGST, this morning introduced this HDD in San Francisco. HGST achieves unprecedented capacity leadership by utilizing two complementary technologies:  HelioSealTM technology and host-managed …

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HGST Announces Active Archive High-Density Storage Platform – Up To 10PB In A Single Rack!

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a leading producer of enterprise storage solutions, and a Western Digital company, is announcing their Active Archive platform to create high-density storage arrays. Seen here, Mike Tang, Senior VP and GM, Elastic Storage Platforms Group, HGST, introduces HGSTs Active Archive Platform Solutions in San Francisco. The true value of data is only realized if …

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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive Review (1TB HDD/120GB SSD) – Combining SSD Performance with HDD Capacity

Recent designs in the laptop market are now seeing the availability of both an mSATA connector for SSDs, as well as the typical SATA connector for hard drives; the Lenovo Thinkpad is a great example of this.  With the demand for additional capacity, we had also seen adapters which allowed for the swapping of optical drives for an additional hard …

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The Datacentric Era Keynote With LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar – LSI AIS 2013 Update

Earlier this morning at Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013, LSI President and CEO Abhi Talwalkar presented his vision of “The Datacentric World” which primarily focused on instant retrieval of information and real-time analytics. A few examples to illustrate the point came from the video, such as the ability to instantly dispatch first-responders in case of an emergency, or to decipher a …

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