Western Digital loves flash more than hard drives

Western Digital is generating more revenue from flash and SSDs than from disk drives. Does this show that WD is losing out big time to Seagate in the...

Factory outage torpedoes Toshiba disk drive shipments

Toshiba disk drive shipments fell by half in the second 2020 quarter - an outage at its Philippines disk manufacturing plant is thought to be to blame.

How does HPE Storage see the world? Let’s find out

We asked HPE to summarise its data storage product positioning to help us prep a recent interview with HPE Storage boss Tom Black. In...

Nearline drives are Seagate’s money-making machine

Hyperscalers and enterprise data centres helped Seagate grow revenues in its Q4, despite a pandemic-related drop in demand in several market areas. Revenues climbed...

WD Gold 16TB and 18TB hard drives hit the streets

Western Digital has officially taken the wraps off 16TB and 18TB Gold enterprise-class hard drives. The company is also making Ultrastar 16TB and 18TB versions more...

Pure pushes past IBM for top three place in all-flash array market

Pure Storage has overtaken IBM for the third slot in Gartner's revenue league table for the first quarter. Dell EMC and NetApp maintain first and second places...

Digital media kids at OpenDrives show off new fast NAS system

OpenDrives, which provides video post production NAS systems, has been in the spotlight this week after releasing new customizable enterprise products in the form of three...

This week in storage: Teradata in the cloud, WD Zoned SSDs and more

Teradata has become much more serious about working in the public clouds and Western Digital has an NVMe Express-bolstering present for its zoned QLC SSD initiative....

WD 16/18TB disk drive details leak. Plus: Firm slaps Red rebrand-aid on shingle wound

Western Digital has responded to its shingled Red NAS drive issue by adding a Red Plus product variant, and the company's coming 14TB and 16TB Gold disk...

Your occasional storage digest with Samsung, Dell EMC, Nutanix and more

Tom’s Hardware has published a scoop-ette on an 8TB Samsung QVO 870 SSD using QLC (4bits/cell) NAND and produced in the U.2 format. The entry level...

Infinidat closes mystery funding round

Infinidat, the high-end storage array maker, has completed a D-round of funding with existing investors, but it is not saying how much it raised. Prior to this...

Huawei, Pure and IBM enterprise storage sales up; Dell, Hitachi, HPE and NetApp are...

The Covid-19 pandemic sent enterprise storage revenues down in 2020’s first quarter but Huawei, Pure Storage and IBM went against trend and grew revenues.

Huawei plans 20TB SMR drive for OceanStor Pacific storage array

Huawei is planning to use 20TB SMR drives in its OceanStor Pacific, a mass data storage "array for the 5G era". Launched last month,...

Will NVMe become the universal block storage access protocol?

Facebook’s virtual OCP summit earlier this month hosted two provocative presentations that suggested NVMe could become a universal block access protocol. How realistic is this prospect?

Enterprise SSDs are ten times the price of nearline disk drives

Enterprise SSD sales are rising sharply but so too are nearline disk drive sales, according to a TrendFocus SSD industry review of the first 2020 quarter. Nearline...

StorONE challenges storage array makers to stop hiding prices

StorONE CEO Gal Naor today challenged storage array vendors to reveal their prices in public. "Buying an enterprise storage system shouldn’t be as hard as buying a...

Disk drives will still store more than half of the world’s data in 2024

Update: Media share information added and StorageSphere difference from DataSphere added. Disk drives will store 54 per cent of the world’s data in 2024,...

StorageOS reinvents VSAN for containers

StorageOS, a UK startup, has released version 2 of its eponymous software, which effectively reinvents virtual SANs for containers. Alex Chircop, CEO, said StorageOS...