Hitachi Vantara: our VSP 5000 is the world’s fastest storage array

Hitachi Vantara has beefed up its high-end storage line-up with the VSP 5000 series, which it claims is the world's fastest enterprise array. The...

Micron: HPC users should drop disk drives for ‘faster, more reliable’ QLC SSDs

QLC NAND memory is more reliable than HDDs and organisations that need storage for read-intensive applications should switch to these next generation SSDs. So says Micron.

Hyperscalers will save disk drive makers from death by SSD

Will SSDs kill the enterprise disk drive business? Hyperscalers will continue to use disks out to 2035, if Seagate's revenue forecasts are accurate, but enterprises will switch...

WD and Seagate mull 10-platter HDDs: Stopgap or BFF?

HAMR and MAMR disk drives could be delayed until 2022 with 10-platter, 20TB conventionally recorded drives coming in 2021. Trendfocus, a research...

Data Domain joins Dell’s Power gang, debuts bigger faster backup arrays

Dell EMC has changed the name of its Data Domain product line to PowerProtect, to coincide with the launch of bigger, faster systems.

Seagate: our disk drives are safe from SSDs for at least 15 years

A Seagate analysts’ day last week showed the company thinks the $/TB cost advantage of disk over SSDs will last for 15 years. As...

Western Digital exits data centre systems – sells IntelliFlash to DDN, puts ActiveScale...

Western Digital is abandoning the storage systems business and is selling the IntelliFlash array unit to DDN. It has also put its ActiveScale archival storage array...

NetApp takes top billing in Gartner primary array magic quadrant

Gartner’s first combined hybrid and all flash primary array magic quadrant gives higher then expected rankings to NetApp, Pure and Infinidat, including them alongside traditional leaders Dell EMC,...

Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting to merge

Hitachi is merging the Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting businesses under the Hitachi Vantara brand, with effect from January 2020. Hitachi Vantara supplies VSP...

Your occasional Storage Digest featuring Qumulo, Seagate, StorageCraft and more

Start reading already 🙂 Qumulo updates software Scale-out filer supplier Qumulo has streamed out a set of software updates over the...

Why buy 16TB hard drives? Our 18TBs give you more for your money -WD

Customers could go straight to 18TB and 20TB disk drives from current 14TB drives, bypassing the 16TB capacity level. So says Aaron Rakers, a...

Toshiba whips up small NAS and workstation disk drives in 16TB flavours

Toshiba has introduced 16TB versions of its N300 small office NAS and X300 PC/workstation disk drives, adding two extra TB to the existing products.

Western Digital debuts 18TB and 20TB MAMR disk drives

Western Digital has announced 18 and 20TB disk drives using microwave-assisted magnetic (MAMR) recording technology. Sample shipments are due by the end of the year.

How long before SSDs replace nearline disk drives?

Aaron Rakers, the Wells Fargo analyst, thinks enterprise storage buyers will start to prefer SSDs when prices fall to five times or less that of hard...

Western Digital makes fast and fat portable hard drives for gamers

Western Digital today announced five external drives for gamers. The new WD_Black brand comprises four disk drives, including two Xbox-specific offerings, and one SSD.

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Exagrid, Broadcom, Lite-On, Toshiba and more

A sprinkling of storage news briefs to start the week. Exagrid refresh deduplicates deduplicated files Target deduplicating backup appliance supplier...

It’s a Hard Drive gonna fail: HDD failure rates revealed

Cloud storage service supplier Backblaze has revealed the annualised failure rates for its installed hard disk drives and Seagate is the worst performing manufacturer.

Western Digital upgrades NVMe SSDs, recruits composable allies

Western Digital has refreshed its NVMe SSD, composability and storage server products. The company has added 96-layer 3D NAND data centre drives, almost quadrupling...