Hitachi GST Announces Helium-Filled Hard Disk Drive Platform

Hitachi GST Announces Helium-Filled Hard Disk Drive Platform

Hitachi GST has announced its new helium-filled hard disk drive platform. This radical technology is touted to reduce power consumption by around 23 percent and in turn helps to lower overall operating temperatures by up to four degree Celsius. The company plans to ship such HDDs by 2013.
Hitachi GST Ships Two New 4TB Deskstar-Based HDDs

Hitachi GST Ships Two New 4TB Deskstar-Based HDDs

Hitachi GST has launched two products based on its new 4TB HDDs early this week. The Deskstar 5K4000 is a 3.5-inch HDD targeted at consumer PCs while its Touro Desk external drive, with the new 4TB capacity, houses the Deskstar 5K4000.
Hard Drives' Prices Shoot Up

Hard Drives' Prices Shoot Up

Thailand's flood crisis may be slowing down, but the tech industry may take a year or more to recover from its devastating effects. The most obvious problem now is that hard disk prices are shooting up dramatically.
Salt Used to Increase Hard Disk Storage Density Sixfold

Salt Used to Increase Hard Disk Storage Density Sixfold

Using electron beam lithography and common everyday table salt, researchers at Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have increased the density of hard disks by a factor of six.
Hitachi GST Announces 1TB Per Platter Hard Drives

Hitachi GST Announces 1TB Per Platter Hard Drives

Hitachi GST has announced their flagship 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per platter.
Western Digital My Book Studio (Plastic Enclosure, 1TB)

Western Digital My Book Studio (Plastic Enclosure, 1TB)

Users can personalize their drives by using innovative e-labels and archive their media collections easily, while the visual backup software, drive encryption, and password protection ensures security. (1TB capacity)
Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 1TB)

Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 1TB)

Formatted for Mac with an aluminium enclosure, the Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 1TB) delivers speed while staying cool. Compatible with Apple Time Machine, it is suitable for videographers, photographers, and other creative professionals.
Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 2TB)

Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 2TB)

Formatted for Mac with an aluminium enclosure, the Western Digital My Book Studio (Metal Enclosure, 2TB) delivers speed while staying cool. Compatible with Apple Time Machine, it is suitable for videographers, photographers, and other creative professionals.
Western Digital My Book Studio II (2TB)

Western Digital My Book Studio II (2TB)

Formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine, this drive features the speed of RAID 0 and a FireWire 800 interface, as well as the flexibility of FireWire 400, eSATA, and USB 2.0 interfaces.
Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi GST for US$4.3 Billion

Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi GST for US$4.3 Billion

Western Digital and Hitachi announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WD will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.3 billion.