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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
Western Digital WD SanDisk Merger

Western Digital’s Acquisition of SanDisk Finally Approved

In a deal that has been months in the making, Western Digital today announced that their shareholders had voted to approve the $19 billion purchase of SanDisk.  It was ...

March 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm by

QNAP TAS-268 QTS and Android Combo NAS Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a NAS that comes with a twist that we previously haven’t seen out-of-the-box. I’m talking about ...

March 4, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Western Digital Introduces Consumer Helium Hard Drives

As always with most technology, helium hard drives arrived first to the enterprise segment. Over 3 years since HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary, first announced their ...

March 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

SilverStone MS08 Mobile Rack 3.5-inch RAID Enclosure Review

Introduction Today I am taking a look at something a little different from my usual drive and NAS reviews, today I’m taking a closer look at the SilverStone MS08 mobile ...

November 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm by

WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive RAID Review

Introduction We have already had the pleasure to see how WD’s 6TB Purple surveillance hard disk performed in our previous review, but WD was kind enough to provide us ...

October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am by

WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a mechanical hard disk, but it isn’t one that is intended for your desktop system. Western Digital created ...

October 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

Chinese Firm takes up 15% Stake in Western Digital

In a move that is sure to surprise some, Unisplendour Corporation Limited (Unis), a Chinese firm, is taking up a 15% stake in Western Digital. With an investment of $3.775 ...

October 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

Western Digital Drops ‘Green’ Drives in Favor of ‘Blue’

Western Digital has had several lines of hard drives for the past few years. Today, the lineup shrinks a bit as the WD Green brand gets folded into the WD Blue lineup. This ...

September 22, 2015 at 10:27 am by

WD Announces My Book Pro Thunderbolt 2 DAS

Thunderbolt 2 has opened up for whole new possibilities thanks to the great throughput possibilities, daisy chaining, and universal usability. WD announced their newest and ...

September 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm by

Western Digital Announced MyCloud OS 3 and Adds Arcus Surveillance Software

Western Digital has a great line-up of NAS devices that already come with a lot of good features and plenty of functionality, we’ve seen that for ourselves recently in ...

September 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

First Prototype Seagate HAMR HDDs limited to 4TB

Even as we transition more and more to speedy SSDs, developments are still occurring in HDD land. Having explored the limits of what is practical with Helium filled Shingled ...

August 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm by

WD Announces 6TB Sized Red Pro and Black HDDs

Western Digital just announced the expansion of the portfolio with not just one, but two 6TB drives. Actually, that’s not entirely true as there’s also new 5TB ...

August 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

Toshiba MQ02 Series 500GB SSHD Review

Introduction There are a lot of storage drives on the market to choose from and picking the right drive is a matter of budget and situational needs. Notebook users don’t ...

August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Synology DiskStation DS215+ 2-Bay NAS and All-In-One Server Review

Introduction Last month I had the pleasure to take a look at the Synology DS715 [review here] 2-bay NAS and today I continue with Synology’s second recently released ...

July 4, 2015 at 9:00 am by


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