Toshiba mulls spinning off its semi-conductor business
Published in Processors


Anyone want to pay for a load of old Tosh?

The Japanese tech giant renowned for its creative accounting is thinking of spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital.

WD Black PCIe NVMe 256GB M.2
Published in News
Thursday, 05 January 2017 19:46

Western Digital Black NVMe tips up


WD jumps into NVMe market

Western Digital has announced its first entry into the NVMe Solid State Disk market.  Coming out of the gate strong, its first offering is a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe-based SSD that it expects to deliver more than three times the sequential read speeds over their current SATA SSDs portfolio

WD Blue 1TB SSD reviewed
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:47

WD Blue 1TB SSD reviewed


Similar to SanDisk X400, but may need pricing adjustment


Western Digital is a company with a rich history in developing hard disk technologies that have become widely adopted since the era of floppy disk formatters/controllers and the ATA interface.

WD formally enters SSD market
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 16:35

WD formally enters SSD market


WD raises the stakes

Another player doubles down on the competitive SSD game space.

Western Digital faces shareholder revolt over SanDisk
Published in News


It costs too much

Western Digital is facing a shareholder revolt over its deal to buy SanDisk.

HGST launches the new 10TB helium-filled Ultrastar He10 HDD
Published in Memory


Reaches 10TB with PMR technology

HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary, has launched its newest helium-filled 10TB Ultrastar He10 hard disk drive (HDD).

Western Digital really buys SanDisk for $19 billion
Published in News


Told you so

As we predicted on Monday, Western Digital has formally announced it is going to write a cheque for SanDisk for $19 billion

SanDisk about to be bought by Western Digital
Published in Memory


More consolidation

It is almost certain that Western Digital will buy the memory-maker SanDisk and we are expecting an announcement later in the week.

Chinese government might buy SanDisk and Toshiba
Published in Memory


All your NAND flash are belong to us

SanDisk and Toshiba, which jointly develop NAND flash technology, are being targeted for acquisition by China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup.

Tsinghua buys a big slice of Western Digital
Published in News
Thursday, 01 October 2015 10:52

Tsinghua buys a big slice of Western Digital


US eyebrows likely to be raised

The Chinese Government's Tsinghua Holdings wants to write a cheque for 15 percent stake of the US data storage company Western Digital.