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WD And SanDisk Collaborate To Produce 2.5″ SSD / HDD Hybrid Drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and SanDisk Corporation, a world leader in flash memory products, are announcing that the two companies have collaborated to bring to market SSD / HDD hybrid storage drives. These hybrid drives will combine best-in-class flash memory technology from SanDisk with best-in-class hard drive technology from WD. This powerful combination will greatly improve PC user experiences …

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Western Digital Co-Invests Another $51 Million in Skyera Solid State Storage Expertise

Western Digital and Skyera have announced that Skyera is receiving strategic funding from Western Digital as  part of its recently announced Series B round of financing.  Western Digital had previously funded Skyera as the initial outside investor, and has now co-invested to the tune of an additional $51 million as an extension of the strategic relationship.  The relationship between the …

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Western Digital Releases 5mm Hybrid HDD Targeting Ultrabook Placement

Western Digital has announced the release of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid drive. Targeted at Ultrabooks, the drive will weigh in at a mere 5mm thick, undercutting even the thinnest 7mm drives currently on the market. The new products will deliver up to 500GB of storage space and will be conducive to systems with severely cramped quarters. The drives should be …

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IO-Data Announces SSDN-3TB SSDs With New Toshiba SATA 3 SSD Controller

IO-Data, well known for its myriad storage products, has announced their latest SSD model, SSDN-3TB. Built around a new Toshiba 6Gbps storage controller, it will deliver read and write speeds of up to 480 MB/s and 350MB/s respectively. In addition, random performance is pegged at 73k IOPS for reads and 58k IOPS when it comes to writes. Initially available in …

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Toshiba Enters Consumer HDD Market As WD/Hitachi Merger Hangs In The Balance

A little over two months ago, Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, leaving only three major players in the magnetic storage industry. Actually, not quite three, as Toshiba remained as well. The problem was that this veritable “David” wasn’t actually in any position to take on what were the three remaining “Goliaths” of this industry. The reality …

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Fujitsu Launches SSD Line As The Old Guard Protects Its Turf

Fujitsu, a one time supplier of high performance SCSI and mobile hard drives, has announced the release of a new SSD line. Based on the SF-2281 controller, the drives will offer 550MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes along with 55,000 and 40,000 R/W IOPs . Interestingly, it seems that in addition to its old hard drive division, Fujitsu has eliminated their marketing …

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And Then There Were Three – Seagate Completes Acquisition Of Samsung’s Hard Drive Division

Seagate has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division. The transaction will go through for $1.4 billion. By gaining Samsung’s assets, Seagate will be sitting pretty in the HDD industry with a 40 percent market share. In 2010, Seagate sold 195.2 million units while Samsung let go of around 66 million units. Included in the …

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