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We have been hearing about massive capacity hard drives in the neighborhood of 18TB (and even higher) for several months now, but they have remained elusive products. Not anymore, apparently. An online retailer in the UK is now accepting orders for Western Digital's 18TB and 16TB Gold HDDs, neither of which have... Read more...
Remember when storage was measured in megabytes? Yeah, those days are (thankfully) long behind us, as we've raced past gigabytes and into the terabyte era. Maybe petabyte storage will be the norm one day. In the here and now, though, Western Digital just upped the ante by introducing two new high-capacity hard drives... Read more...
Given all the hubbub concerningsolid state drives(SSDs) these days, it's easy to forget that there's still a rather large market fortraditional hard disk drives(HDDs). Western Digital clearly hasn't forgotten about the market, and is now claiming storage leadership with its new Ultrastar DC HC620. The Ultrastar DC... Read more...
Western Digital is breaking out the big guns when it comes to enterprise-class hard drives, and this week the storage giant announced the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. Like its predecessor, the Hs14 takes advantage of shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology, however, it offers 40 percent more capacity and twice the... Read more...
It's not too often we get the feeling that some of the technology that we regularly use is reaching its upper-limit, but there comes a time when new ideas need to be pushed forth in order to continue advancements. Take hard drives, for example. It almost seemed impossible to create multi-terabyte drives until PMR... Read more...
Enterprise clients are benefiting from an end-of-year rush by storage makers to push out next-generation solid state drive and hard disk drive solutions. We saw it at the beginning of the week when Micron unveiled an 8TB SSD, and not to be outdone, Western Digital today announced the expansion of its data center SSD... Read more...
In late October, we were all alerted to the existence of the Dirty COW exploit, which has been lurking in theLinux kernel ever since 2007. Dirty COW gets its name from the fact that the exploit takes advantage of the Linux copy-on-write (COW) function. At its core, Dirty COW is a privilege escalation exploit that... Read more...
Solid state drives (SSDs) might get all the press these days, but hard disk drives (HDDs) arent going anywhere anytime soon. They still offer a clear advantage when it comes to price-per-gigabyte and are great for archival purposes. With this in mind, Western Digital (HGST) is looking to shatter storage records by... Read more...
We've come a long way since the days when hard drives were measured in megabytes. Underscoring that point is the industry's first 10TB enterprise-class HDD, the host-managed Ultrastar Archive Ha10 SMR built by HGST, a division of Western Digital. HGST says the capacious HDD is intended of next-generation... Read more...
Have huge storage needs and don't mind making some sacrifices to score suitable drives at a great price? If so, you'll want to turn your attention to Seagate's just-announced 'Archive HDD' series, one that offers densities of 5TB, 6TB, and 8TB. That's right - 8TB. And a $260 8TB at that. Back in 2007, Seagate was one of the first to release Read more...
One day, we'll think back on the concept of a 8TB hard drive and scoff at how puny it sounds. But that day is not today. Today, shipping a 8TB hard drive is an impressive feat, and it is one that has been accomplished by HGST. The storage outfit has just commenced shipments of its 8TB and 6TB HelioSeal platform HDDs... Read more...
In the data center, every little bit that saves on cooling or power consumption helps, and to that end Western Digital’s HGST brand is shipping a new hard drive that’s designed for higher-capacity storage, higher storage density, lower power consumption, and lower cooling requirements. The HGST 6TB... Read more...
Intel announced its AppUp application store at Mobile World Conference last month and the company is pushing out an incentive package aimed at luring developers into netbook-centric programming. The new programthe Million Dollar Development Fundis currently made up of three separate elements: Fast Track 2010, Dollars for Downloads 2010,... Read more...
Sony's VAIO PC lineup has been growing larger over the years, and while the standout products are almost always within the notebook category, the newest is an all-in-one PC. A stylish all-in-one PC, might we add. The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV is obviously designed to be multifaceted. On one hand, it's a standard... Read more...