A helium-filled HDD offers many benefits over a conventional HDD, such as a reduction of up to 23% in power consumption and 4°C in overall operating temperatures. However, we found out that the price difference between these two is rather significant.
Toshiba has announced new additions to its enterprise capacity HDDs, the AL13SXB and the self-encrypting AL13SXQ, while HGST has introduced its Ultrastar C15K600 family of enterprise-class HDDs.
Designed to scale video storage, the drive now incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors enabling it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives, making it ideal for SMEs where bulk storage for HD video and video analytics are highly valued.
Recognizing the growing need for storage for video surveillance systems, Western Digital has just announced the Purple, a HDD specifically designed for video surveillance purposes.
Toshiba has just announced the industry's largest non-helium gas filled hard disk drives with 5TB of capacity.
Seagate has just splashed US$374 million to acquire Xyratex, a company that makes hard disk drive testing equipment.
Western Digital is halting production of its hard drives with PATA interface from 29 December. Read on for more details.
Western Digital has just announced the WD Black 2, the world's first SSD+HDD dual drive.
Seagate has just announced that its Samsung hard drive division will be shipping the 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T, a 2TB HDD that measures only 9.5mm, making it the world's thinnest in the market -- for now.
HGST, a company of Western Digital, has begun shipping its helium-filled 6TB hard disk drives. First announced in September 2012, the Ultrastar He6 also features the company's 7Stac disk design, enabling it to fit 7 drive platters for a total capacity of 6 terabytes (TB).
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