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Toshiba demos 32 TB HAMR and 31 TB MAMR disk drives

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Toshiba has demonstrated 30 TB-plus shingled disk drives using both heat-assisted and microwave-assisted recording technologies. Currently, Toshiba’s highest-capacity drives use MAMR (microwave-assisted magnetic recording) similar to Western Digital, and reach...

Pure’s all-flash storage platforms: engineered for sustainability  

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SPONSORED FEATURE: Highly sustainable IT systems are better for the long term health of our planet because they contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. They have...

Analyst forecasts continued HDD sales beyond 2028

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Analyst Coughlin Associates' latest Digital Storage Technology Newsletter sees no signs that SSDs are going to stop new hard disk drive (HDD) sales after 2028. All-flash array vendor Pure Storage...

Panasas pivots to SaaS under VDURA brand

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Legacy parallel file system supplier Panasas is exiting the hardware biz and embracing the public cloud as it rebrands itself VDURA. Currently, Panasas supplies scale-out PanFS software with DirectFlow, NFS...

HPE launches cost-effective storage system for HPC and AI

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HPE has built a downsized ClusterStor supercomputer storage array for entry-level and mid-range HPC and AI compute clusters. Update. C500 does support Nvidia's GPU Direct protocol. 7 May 2024. The ClusterStor...

Disk failure rates in datacenters are falling, says Backblaze

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Cloud storage and data backup firm Backblaze has published the latest annual failure rates (AFRs) of the disk drives it uses to supply services to customers in its datacenters. As...

Seagate pushes back against SSD dominance claims

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HDD maker Seagate wants us to understand three truths about the myth of SSDs replacing disk drives: SSD prices will not match spinning disk prices, SSD fab capacity won’t...

Storage news ticker – May 1

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SaaS backup startup Alcion founder and CEO Niraj Tolia tweets: "Let me be blunt. On-prem backup is an evolutionary dead end, especially for SaaS services like Microsoft 365." ... AWS...

A guide: The ‘best’ storage devices for the main applications

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A recently published guide has listed what it says are the best storage devices for multiple uses. The guide, from the SecureData Recovery blog, is written by T.J. Burlee, a...

Dell pumps power higher for PowerProtect products

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Dell has added faster PowerProtect appliances, enabled PowerProtect to back up all-flash PowerMax arrays, and introduced an AI copilot to help customers use its APEX Backup Services. The company is...

WD CEO: ‘Clearly, HDD plays a big role in the AI storage life cycle’

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Western Digital’s third quarter results were boosted by a strong rise in disk revenues along with increased demand for SSDs. Its revenue slump is ending. Earnings in its third fy2025...

Seagate sells more high-cap drives as it climbs out of disk slump

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Disk drive supplier Seagate reported its first profit after five consecutive quarters of losses as major buyers upped their nearline high-capacity drive orders. Broadcom has acquired its ASIC assets,...