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Western Digital unveiled the new (and smaller) My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives. The drives feature WD’s new WD SmartWare software. My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives also feature user-selected password protection in combination with military-grade... Read more...
It's not unusual for competitors to attempt to keep up and one-up each other, and that's exactly what's going on here with Western Digital's latest hard drive. Shortly after Samsung and Toshiba introduced 640GB mobile hard drives, WD has stepped forward to do likewise.Announced today, the outfit's 9.5mm high 2.5" 640GB HDD has started shipping... Read more...
WD LAUNCHES HIGH-PERFORMANCE, 7200 RPM 2 TB HARD DRIVES FOR DESKTOP AND ENTERPRISE SYSTEMSWD Caviar Black and WD RE4 Four-platter Hard Drives Set New Benchmarks in High-Feature, High Performance Storage LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2009 – WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it is now shipping desktop 7200 RPM 2 TB hard drives and is qualifying... Read more...
Look out, archive junkies! Western Digital is now coming for you down there in the mobile realm, a place where you once thought the "never enough space" bug couldn't bite. Today, the company who beat everyone to the 2TB mark in the desktop hard drive space has developed and shipped the industry's first 2.5" 1TB HDD. The drive, which is joined... Read more...
The more well-known industry trade shows, like CES, Computex, and E3, are not necessarily the only venues where technology journalists can get a gander at the latest-and-greatest offerings from a bevy of tech companies. Pepcom is a Florida-based company that holds mini tech trade-shows for the media throughout the year, and its most-recent... Read more...
The more well-known industry trade shows, like CES, Computex, and E3, are not necessarily the only venues where technology journalists can get a gander at the latest-and-greatest offerings from a bevy of tech companies. Pepcom is a Florida-based company that holds mini tech trade-shows for the media throughout the year, and its most-recent... Read more...
Only weeks after Western Digital introduced its spacious 4TB My Book Studio Edition II Drive, the company is putting itself back in the spotlight with a new dual-drive My Book World Edition II Network Storage System. Basically, it's WD's fancy way of saying that it has a new NAS drive, one with room for twin HDDs and up to 4TB of capacity.The... Read more...
You just knew Western Digital would take every chance it could to milk every last ounce of profitability from its extra-spacious 2TB SATA hard drive, didn't you? After launching the drive for high-end workstations and desktops earlier this year, WD has crammed two of them into a single external drive. The world's first 4TB external HDD is... Read more...
Here's an interesting one. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has just snapped up a substrate manufacturing facility located in Sarawak, Malaysia from Western Digital. You heard right -- one hard drive maker is taking some property from a rival hard drive maker. In the release, we're told that the facility that Hitachi GST is taking over... Read more...
The old adage, "looks can be deceiving," applies very well to the Western Digital My Book World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device. With its small and simplistic physical design, housed in white plastic, and featuring only a set of white LED status lights on its front, this NAS device belies the power, features, and depth of configuration... Read more...
The old adage, "looks can be deceiving," applies very well to the Western Digital My Book World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device. With its small and simplistic physical design, housed in white plastic, and featuring only a set of white LED status lights on its front, this NAS device belies the power, features, and depth of configuration... Read more...
WD Ships 2 Terabyte Enterprise-Class Hard Drives With Next-Generation GreenPower TechnologyWD RE4-GP Hard Drives Further Reduce Power Consumption For Data Centers and Digital Video Production Facilities LAS VEGAS, Nev. – (NAB Show Booth No. SL12809) -- Apr. 20, 2009 -- Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today expanded its enterprise... Read more...
The green technology movement is obviously in full swing now. Better efficiency through technological innovation has a trickle down effect to many facets of life style, technology and the environment. Whether motivated by cost or environmental reasons the benefits of eco-minded innovation will eventually be felt by all. When products can be... Read more...
It follows logic, really. Western Digital has a 2TB hard drive, so why not shove that very drive into Western Digital's line of external hard drives? This week, WD has expanded its popular My Book family of external HDDs to include a 2TB capacity, the largest available capacity in a single-drive system. Specifically, the new 2TB My Book family... Read more...
Well, wouldn't you know it? Western Digital has wasted no time in finding a home for its recently revealed 2TB WD Caviar Green hard drive, as it has today announced an 8TB version (4 x 2TB) version of its ShareSpace network storage system. Curiously introduced alongside dozens of new cameras at the PMA trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the... Read more...
Late last week Western Digital briefed us on their forthcoming release of a new addition to their Caviar Green family of hard drives.  No we're not talking some sort of exotic sushi or cracker-bound fish egg here either but rather a new, rather humongous and environmentally more friendly hard drive from WD, that can be considered an "industry... Read more...
WD SHIPS SECOND-GENERATION GREEN HARD DRIVES WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED POWER EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE WD’s Best Selling Eco-friendly WD Caviar Green Drive Continues to be the Most Power-Efficient, Coolest and Quietest 3.5-inch Hard Drive in the Market LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 1, 2008 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced the second-generation... Read more...
If you work in a small office or have a multi-computer home, then chances are you still use the good old "sneakernet" to transfer files from one system to another. For the uninitiated, "sneakernet" is when you move files using a physical, removable device--such as a USB flash drive--which you actually walk from one PC to another (thus the... Read more...
WD Best-Selling Portable Drives Put Half a Terabyte of Storage In The Palm of Your Hand LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Sep. 15, 2008 - Catering to consumers on-the-go with the world's most popular portable storage offerings, WD (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new 500 GB capacity My Passport Portable USB Drives which are designed to make... Read more...
WD RE3 3.5-inch Enterprise SATA Hard Drives 1 TB, 1.2 million hours MTBF, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Generation 3: 20% faster, unparalleled reliability. High performance enterprise SATA drives designed specifically for business-critical applications. LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Aug. 26, 2008 - As the enterprise market for highly reliable, high-capacity... Read more...
WD ANNOUNCES WD VELOCIRAPTOR SATA HARD DRIVE WITH BACKPLANE COMPATIBILITY FOR SERVERS, DESKTOPS AND WORKSTATIONS World’s Fastest 10,000 RPM, 2.5–inch, 300 GB SATA Hard Drive Just Gets Better LAKE FOREST, CALIF. – August 12, 2008 – WD (NYSE: WDC) announced today that it is now shipping the new backplane-compatible WD VelociRaptor hard drive,... 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... Read more...
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