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Western Digital carves flash and disk drives into separate divisions

Western Digital's new boss CEO David Goeckler is making his mark by reorganising the flash and disk operations into two business units. WD...

NetApp is morphing into cloud beast. But can it change its spots quickly enough?

Reports emerging from this week's NetApp's Financial Analysts’ Day show the storage hardware veteran is changing its identity to present itself as a hybrid cloud data services...

Seagate ships 18TB Exos disk drive

Seagate has begun shipping the 18TB nearline Exos X18 disk drive and is quoting an MSRP of $561.75. The nearline disk drive capacity race is...
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Western Digital speeds up shingled disk write performance

Western Digital has found a software partner called Kalista.IO that makes host-managed shingled magnetic recording drives appear like normal drives to applications. Shingled...

Scality adds all-flash support to RING object and file storage

Scality has added all-flash support for RING8 object storage software. The tweak takes Scality RING8 into new performance-sensitive file and object  workloads. Scality...

Optane in the membrane: Cloudian’s HyperStore flashes its SSD, Intel memory credentials

Cloudian has added SSD support and Optane-readiness to its HyperStore object storage product, aiming it at performance-intensive workloads such as analytics and ultra-rapid data restore.

Back to basics: HPE adds SSDs, faster controllers, tiering and Cloud Volumes backup juice...

HPE’s basic Modular Smart Array storage line now goes a bit faster, with tiering and backup to the cloud, after the tech giant's Gen 6 update announcement. 

Seven attempts to speed processing with faster storage

Storage array enhancements used to be simple; a faster drive led to faster arrays. But memory-like protocols and drives have muddied the water, and hardware-enhanced drive and...

What madness is this? WD 5400 rpm 8TB drives sound like faster 7200 rpm...

Reddit threadsters are suggesting that certain 5400rpm 8TB Western Digital drives are actually rotating faster, at 7200rpm, and they are citing startup sound profiles as evidence.

Arm speeds up compute-on-storage with 64-bit Cortex-R

Arm has released the 64-bit, Linux-capable Cortex-R82 processor, designed specifically for compute-on-storage drives. Update; GPU supplier Nvidia buys Arm. 14 September 2020.