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Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013

Seagate to Cease Production of 7,200RPM Mobile HDDs By End 2013

Seagate to Cease Production of 7,200RPM Mobile HDDs By End 2013

Seagate has announced plans to phase out its 7,200rpm 2.5-inch magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs) by stopping their production by the end of this year. The company plans to focus on solid-state hybrid drives like its Momentus XT series that will transition to its third-generation later this year.

Monday, 4 Mar 2013

HGST Combines Two Nanotechnologies and Doubles Bit Density of Hard Drives

HGST Combines Two Nanotechnologies and Doubles Bit Density of Hard Drives

HGST, formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, has combined two nanotechnologies of self-assembling molecules and nanoimprinting to potentially enable bit-patterned media to become a cost-effective means of increasing data densities in magnetic HDDs before the end of the decade.

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

Western Digital Announces WD Black 4TB Desktop Hard Drives (Update)

Western Digital Announces WD Black 4TB Desktop Hard Drives (Update)

Western Digital has just announced the availability of their WD Black 4TB 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm hard disk drives. The company also touts the new features of the drive like its dual-processor, dual-actuator technologies and these drive are covered with a five-year limited warranty.

Monday, 13 Aug 2012

Toshiba to Boost HDD Production by 35% to Meet Demand

Toshiba to Boost HDD Production by 35% to Meet Demand

Toshiba will be increasing production of hard drives by about 35% in the next three years to meet increasing demand from data centers and PC manufacturers.

Thursday, 12 Apr 2012

WD Ships Energy-Efficient Hard Drive for Ultrabook Devices

WD Ships Energy-Efficient Hard Drive for Ultrabook Devices

The latest addition to its mobile hard drive family, the Scorpio Blue is also the 2.5-inch drive with the lowest power consumption on the market. Compatibility with industry-standard 9.5mm slots make them the ideal storage for notebooks, including Ultrabook devices which require a 7mm drive height.

Friday, 24 Feb 2012

Hybrid Drives Likely to Push Ultrabook Prices Down

Hybrid Drives Likely to Push Ultrabook Prices Down

Right now, Ultrabook prices are a little out of reach for some consumers, while others may complain about its small storage space. Both issues are directly associated with the Ultrabook's reliance on SSDs, but hybrid drives might just be the solution that PC manufacturers are looking for.

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012

Thermaltake Expands Its Max Series with Internal and External Drive Enclosures

Thermaltake Expands Its Max Series with Internal and External Drive Enclosures

Thermaltake launches the Max 5G 2.5-inch External Hard Drive Enclosure and the Max 5 Duo SATA HDD Rack. Their enclosure offerings allow portable storage solutions on-the-go as well as hot swappable drives without the need to reboot or restart the desktop system.

Monday, 13 Feb 2012

New Heat Technology for HDDs Offers 10x Capacity and 300x Performance Compared to Existing Drives

New Heat Technology for HDDs Offers 10x Capacity and 300x Performance Compared to Existing Drives

Developed by a group of scientists led by the University of York's Department of Physics, the new heat technology allows for 10 times storage capacity and 300 times performance compared to current disk drives.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011

Hitachi GST Unveils 2.5-inch HDD

Hitachi GST Unveils 2.5-inch HDD

Reportedly offering up to 18% faster sequential I/O than its predecessors, the 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K900 is available in capacities including 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB.

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011

Intel Lowers its Q4 Revenue Outlook Due to Shortage of HDDs

Intel Lowers its Q4 Revenue Outlook Due to Shortage of HDDs

Intel has lowered its Q4 revenue expectations to be between US$13.4 and US$14 billion. The revised figures are down approximately 6 to 9% from the earlier expected revenue figures of between US$14.2 to US$15.2 billion.

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