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Backblaze Publishes Q2 2018 HDD Reliability Statistics

Backblaze Publishes Q2 2018 HDD Reliability Statistics

A Hard Drive Lifetime Retrospective Cloud back-up and storage provider Backblaze has published their Q2 2018 statistics of hard drive failure rates. Specifically, it covers ...

July 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm by
Western Digital Closes HDD Factory and Shifts Toward SSDs

Western Digital Closes HDD Factory and Shifts Toward SSDs

End of an Era for Western Digital Western Digital is shutting down their Malaysian hard drive factory, affecting nearly 3,000 local employees. The plant is located in Petaling ...

July 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm by
Western Digital HGST Ultrastar 7K8

Western Digital Expands with Mid-Range eHDD Offerings

Western Digital Corporation is expanding its portfolio with a new, mid-range series of 4TB, 6TB and 8TB air-based hard drives, the HGST Ultrastar 7K6 and Ultrastar 7K8. The ...

January 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm by

Western Digital Shipping 14TB Ultrastar Hs14 HDDs

Despite the rise of SSDs and flash storage, good old hard disk drives are still spinning around. To remain competitive, hard drives are now pushing capacity and cost as their ...

November 2, 2017 at 8:01 am by
WD MAMR Technology Slide

Western Digital Promises 40TB HDDs Thanks to Microwaves

Storage drives have come a long way in the past 10 years, but that’s nothing in comparison with what Western Digital has planned. The recent improvements to the ...

October 12, 2017 at 10:20 am by

Western Digital Announces HGST Ultrastar SS300 12Gbps SAS SSD

Western Digital announces their latest addition to the line-up with the new HGST Ultrastar 12Gbps SAS SSD. The new drive is the company’s highest-performing SAS SSD to ...

May 17, 2017 at 11:36 am by

HGST Now Shipping Ultrastar He12 12TB Hard Drive

It has been about 5 months since Western Digital introduced the HGST He12 12TB hard drive and now the company announced that it’s shipping these new impressive drives. ...

April 27, 2017 at 9:45 am by

Western Digital Launches 12TB and 14TB HGST Ultrastar HDDs

Just when we thought that 10TB hard disk drives were impressive, Western Digital announces both 12TB and 14TB drives. Initially, the company will launch the Ultrastar He12 ...

December 7, 2016 at 12:00 am by

WD Releases 7.68TB HGST-Branded Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD

Among Western Digitals announcements today, was an SAS Enterprise-Class drive too and we shouldn’t forget the SAS standard despite it being of age by now. It is still ...

December 6, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

WD’s HGST Ultrastar SN200 NVMe SSD Hits 1.2mil IOPS

Western Digital had a big day today as they unveiled the latest generation and their take on some top-class storage drives. Among the new drives is the HGST-branded Ultrastar ...

December 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm by

HGST Unveils The Ultrastar SN150 PCI-E NVMe SSD

NVMe storage devices offer astounding read/write speeds which make the SATA3 interface look extremely dated. Unfortunately, the NVMe storage hardware incurs a pretty hefty ...

August 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm by

Western Digital Releases ‘Gold’ HDDs for Datacenters

Coloured drives have long been a mainstay of Western Digital branding. The old Blue, Black, and Greens were supplemented in recent years by the addition of the Red and Purple ...

April 19, 2016 at 11:20 pm by

HGST’s Helium-Filled Ultrastar He10 10TB HDD Now Shipping

The world’s first 10TB perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) hard disk drive is now officially shipping and it is naturally HGST’s helium-filled Ultrastar He10. ...

December 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

HGST Partnered with CommVault For Improved Cloud Backup Abilities

High capacity storage solutions often run into one problem and that is the backup. When you deal with petabytes of data where even the archives need to be accessible at all ...

September 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

The Event Horizon Telescope Will Use Helium Filled HGST Drives

We, as the human race, have accomplished quite a few impressive scientific things so far. We have been to the moon, we have vehicles driving around mars, and a probe that has ...

August 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

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