Items tagged with HDS

Back in December, online backup provider Backblaze presented a simple question: "Enterprise Drives: Fact or Fiction?" The answer, at least based-upon the company's small sampling of drives (over 10,000 "drive hours" were tested), it was discovered that enterprise drives don't necessarily live longer. In fact, in Backblaze's particular case, they lived shorter lives. Of course, "enterprise" drives are designed for more than just longer life, but this kind of test proves that those who might opt for so-called enterprise / RAID drives might be overspending for features they don't need, with the false assurance of buying drives that will live longer. This discovery struck home with me, because I... Read more...
WD ANNOUNCES 2.5-INCH, 10,000 RPM ENTERPRISE SATA HARD DRIVES The World’s Fastest Enterprise SATA Hard Drive, WD VelociRaptor, Now Available for Low-power, High-performance Blade Server Applications LAKE FOREST, CALIF. – July 23, 2008 – WD (NYSE: WDC) announced today the WD VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM enterprise SATA hard drives in an enterprise-class 2.5-inch form factor for blade servers and 1U and 2U rack servers. The newest WD VelociRaptor hard drive is built for business-critical applications with enterprise-class mechanics and packs up to 300 GB of capacity into the enterprise small form factor bays, while consuming 35 percent less power than the previous-generation WD Raptor drive. “WD is... Read more...
We wish the current "green" trend would have happened a long time ago, and we actually hope that it results in a permanent mentality adjustment rather than fading like so many trends do. We are happy to see that companies are now expected to be somewhat environmentally-conscious. We love to see companies compete on metrics like performance per watt and we know we aren't the only ones who have an affinity for new architectures and designs that result in both efficiency improvements and performance gains. It wasn't so long ago that efficiency and performance were almost always inversely related. In the end, we (including the planet itself) all benefit when people and companies try to... Read more...
Greetings and Salutations loyal HotHardware fans!  This is your favorite oversized Italian hardware geek, checking in with a mid-afternoon helping of hardware goodness.  I'm fighting off a cold (or allergies - I'm not sure yet), and need to get back to benchmarking, so I'll unfortunately have to be brief.  So here goes...  Mega Roundup 2: Twenty Two Hard Disk Drives with 120GB Storage Capacity @ Xbit: "This time we would like to offer you a detailed test session for 22 hard disk drives with 120GB storage capacity from the five leading HDD makers, such as Western Digital, IBM/Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate and Maxtor. More tests results and analysis than ever in our new mega... Read more...