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WD Reveals World’s First 512Gb 64-layer 3D NAND

Western Digital has started production of the world’s first 64-layer 3D NAND flash chips, developed in partnership with Toshiba. WD and Toshiba – which recently announced ...

February 7, 2017 at 8:54 am by

Toshiba Confirms Selling Minority Stake in NAND Fab

Earlier in the month, reports surfaced about a potential Toshiba NAND fab sale. Due to poor financial performance and rocked by scandals, the Japanese conglomerate is in need ...

January 28, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Toshiba Considers Spinning Off NAND Business

The past year has been rough for Japanese conglomerate Toshiba. Coming off one of the biggest accounting scandals ever, the company is set as much as a $4 billion loss over ...

January 20, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Thecus N4810 4-Bay SMB and Enthusiast NAS Review

Introduction In today’s review, I’m taking a closer look at a NAS that we’ve already featured in an earlier article, the Thecus N4810 which I used for our ...

January 12, 2017 at 9:00 am 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

WD Unveils Raspberry Pi Storage Drives

Western Digital has unveiled a new line of hard disk and flash storage drives specifically designed for use with the Raspberry Pi single board computer. The WD PiDrive ...

December 1, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Backblaze Publishes Hard Drive Failure Rate for Q3 2016

Cloud back and storage provider Backblaze has published their Q3 2016 statistics of hard drive failure rates covering 67,642 drives from their data centres. While this is ...

November 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Toshiba Expands 3D NAND Production Capacity

With the move to 3D NAND, manufacturers have started rolling out new facilities to meet demand. As part of their investment in NAND, Toshiba has announced that they have ...

November 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

G-Technology Expands G-Drive Portfolio with USB-C SSD Options

G-Technology, a part of Western Digital, announced a new addition to their G-Drive portfolio and this time it is a portable SSD drive. The new G-Drive slim SSD USB-C, as it is ...

October 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

WD Introduced a New Design for My Passport and My Book HDDs

Western Digital introduced what they call a modern and innovative redesign of their My Passport, My Passport for Mac, and My Book external hard drive lines. The new drives ...

October 18, 2016 at 1:20 am by

WD Green and Blue SSD Specifications Revealed

Earlier this week, Western Digital released their new consumer SSDs. Using the same WD Blue and WD Green branding as their hard drives, these are the first fruits from the ...

October 16, 2016 at 10:51 am by

Western Digital Enters the SSD Market

Following its recent purchase of SanDisk, Western Digital has launched its first consumer solid state drives (SSDs). WD Blue and WD Green – a mid-range and budget line of ...

October 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm by

QNAP TS-251A 2-Bay SOHO NAS Review

Introduction There are a lot of different NAS systems on the market and they each have their ups and downs, or rather the area where they excel – which is great as there ...

September 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Thecus W2810PRO 2-Bay WSS SMB NAS Review

Introduction Most NAS devices have one thing in common and that is that they are based upon either Linux or Unix as the operating system, but they aren’t all like that. ...

September 1, 2016 at 9:00 am by

WD Increases Gold HDD Capacities

While SSDs continue to grow in both speed and capacity, hard disk drive makers aren’t sitting still either. In an effort to maintain their hold on the storage business, ...

August 4, 2016 at 9:20 am by

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