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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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HGST Announces Ultrastar SN100 Series of NVM Express Compliant PCIe SSDs For Cloud And Enterprise

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), now a Western Digital company, is announcing its NVMe-compliant Ultrastar SN100 series of  PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) — the industry’s top-performing NVMe-compliant SSDs.  The Ultrastar SN100 series is ideal for data center usage, including scale-out databases enabling the largest cloud and online services.  These services are able to achieve an improved return on investment, …

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Western Digital / HGST Announces Acquisition of Enterprise All-Flash System Developer Skyera

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a division of Western Digital Corp., is announcing that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a leading developer of all-flash enterprise storage systems for data centers and scale-out cloud applications. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD. The Skyera acquisition enhances HGST’s existing portfolio and …

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Western Digital Acquires Virident To Further Extend HGST’s Flash Storage Offerings

Western Digital Corp., a global storage solutions leader, has announced that its HGST subsidiary (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired Virident Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise flash storage solutions.  The acquisition has a price tag of approximately $685 million in cash, and reportedly represents around $645 million in enterprise value. Virident has been a technology leader in …

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Western Digital Grabs Storage Acceleration Software Specialist VeloBit

Western Digital Corp. has announced the acquisition of storage system performance acceleration software specialist VeloBit.  Previously a privately held company, VeloBit has made a strong name for themselves with ground-breaking software technology that utilizes SSDs to create a transparent application acceleration layer to significantly improve storage system performance.  VeloBit will be integrated into HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), Western …

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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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