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Category: External hard drive


External hard drive, Hardware, Storage News&Tips

Backblaze’s Q417 HDD Reliability Report: Enterprise Premium Still In Question

February 2, 2018

Via: Tom's Hardware

Backblaze released its Q4 2017 hard drive failure statistics, and they continue to confound on the topic of enterprise-versus-consumer drive reliability. Cloud-backup provider Backblaze publishes hard drive reliability statistics from its data center every quarter. The startup has been keeping […]


External hard drive, Hardware

WD Announces The New HGST Ultrastar 7K6 HDD

January 12, 2018

Via: StorageReview

WD has announced HGST’s new Ultrastar 7K6 HDD, the company’s latest enterprise-class hard disk drive. The Ultrastar 7K6 is an air-based drive catered to the mid-range capacity enterprise segment and provides an array of system options and price points. Featuring […]


External hard drive, Hardware

Seagate announces multi-actuator hard drive tech

January 4, 2018

Via: Bit-Tech.net

Storage specialist Seagate has announced what it proclaims to be ‘a new performance breakthrough‘ for traditional mechanical hard drives, potentially doubling their throughput: multi-actuator technology. A traditional mechanical hard drive is made up of a series of discs, known as […]


External hard drive, Featured

What you didn’t know on the liquid hard drive

January 4, 2018

Via: James Hughes

Most of the tech enthusiasts are familiar with liquid hard drive cooling, which is commercially available and a mainstream storage collateral feature. However, few of them remember the liquid hard drive discussion that emerged online in mid-2014, following the publishing […]


External hard drive, Hardware

Seagate To Double HDD Speed With Multi-Actuator Technology

January 3, 2018

Via: Tom's Hardware

We already know that HDDs suddenly have a new lease on life with new recording technologies, but now your next hard drive may be twice as fast as any drive on the market. Seagate announced that it plans to double the […]


External hard drive, Hardware

WD Gold 12TB Model Now Available

January 2, 2018

Via: StorageReview

Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Gold hard drive family with a new massive 12TB model. Designed to address demanding enterprise workloads, the 12TB WD Gold will provide a significant increase in storage density for a range […]


External hard drive, Hardware, Storage News&Tips

Western Digital promises 40TB MAMR drives by 2025

December 29, 2017

Via: Bit-Tech.net

Western Digital has announced the creation of the world’s first hard drive based around microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology, which it claims will allow it to scale standard 3.5″ hard drives up to 40TB. Unveiled by Western Digital’s Mike Cordano […]


External hard drive, Hardware, Solid State Drive

In the battle of SSD vs. HDD storage, the winner is clear

December 8, 2017

Via: Digital Trends

Solid-state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) are the two main storage solutions available to consumers and they each have their benefits. That makes them quite specialist for different tasks, but if you asked us to pick one over […]


External hard drive, Hardware

This microwave-based hard drive will offer 40 terabytes of storage

December 7, 2017

Via: Digital Trends

In terms of hard drives, solid-state drives are popular, including with us, because they offer speed and reliability within a smaller package than other hard drives. Those advantages do come with a trade-off when compared to older disc-based drives, namely a […]


External hard drive, Hardware

Hard drives of the future will be faster and larger thanks to new glass platters

September 7, 2017

Via: Digital Trends

Even if many modern systems eschew classic hard drive storage designs in favor of solid state alternatives, there are still a number of companies working on improving the technology. One of those is Hoya, which is currently prototyping glass substrates for hard drive […]