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...

Seagate spins scads of cash from slowing disk drive business

Seagate successfully squeezed out cash from its disk drive business in its latest quarter despite long-term revenue decline, and with little or no help from enterprise arrays...

Torrid end to torrid year for Western Digital

It's been a hard year for Western Digital but things look like getting better. Western Digital’s fourth fiscal 2019 quarter saw depressed revenues and...

Dropbox loves shingled disk drives

Dropbox has used shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard drives in its data centres for a year now and today has let the world know how it is...

Western Digital tunes up ActiveScale object storage arrays

Western Digital has updated its ActiveScale object storage arrays, adding larger disks and a faster operating system. WD sells two ActiveScale systems, the entry-level...

Introducing Enmotus, micro-tiering and server speed-up

Two-tier hierarchical sub-file management can accelerate slow capacity storage to fast performance storage speeds and speed up servers on the cheap. This is what...

Traditional file and block storage vendors are toast – Minio

Storage software supplier Minio reckons that the public cloud and fast object storage will 'squeeze the life out of traditional file and block storage suppliers'.

WD makes cheaper, faster air-filled alternative to 10TB helium hard drive

Western Digital has introduced a 10TB air-filled drive that transfers data faster and is less expensive than its 10TB helium-filled drive. The first 6TB...

Western Digital parades go-faster, get-bigger IntelliFlash arrays

Western Digital has updated the IntelliFlash storage array range with a lower-priced entry-level NVMe models and a higher-capacity SAS array. The storage giant has also added live...

Why hard drives fail

Damaged recording surfaces are responsible for 70 per cent of hard disk drive (HDD) failures. Damage is generally caused by the hard drive experiencing...

Molecular data storage makes waves

Research scientists have demonstrated kilobyte-scale data storage in synthetic metabolitic molecules, smaller than DNA, with data read by mass spectrometry. This could lead to dense offline storage...

Dell EMC’s Midrange.NEXT: Everything we know so far

MidRange.NEXT is Dell EMC's upcoming replacement for the SC, Unity and XIO mid-range arrays. The three array lines came into being when Dell...

Qumulo adds fatter drives to flash, hybrid and archive systems

Qumulo has added larger capacity models to its all-flash, hybrid and archive systems along with a software update that includes real-time analytics.

You look stunning, darling! WD snuggles up to Veeam in an IntelliFlash

Western Digital has linked its IntelliFlash all-flash and hybrid disk/flash arrays to Veeam's storage API, to produce a storage snapshot plug-in for Veeam and protect vSphere VMs...

Cloudian pushes Xtreme performance with Seagate backing

Cloudian has increased HyperStore storage capacity by 80 per cent, courtesy of a strategic deal with Seagate. The object storage software company today launched...