Microsoft wants to abandon HDDs
Published in News
Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:17

Microsoft wants to abandon HDDs


Too slow for Windows 11

A recent executive brief from data storage industry analyst firm Trendfocus reports that OEMs have disclosed that Microsoft is pushing them to drop HDDs as the primary storage device in pre-built Windows 11 PCs.

Disk drives to hit 30TB by end of next year
Published in PC Hardware


Platter maker thinks it can hit its target

The company which makes HD platters said that it expects to "realise near-line HDD having storage capacity of more than 30TB" by the end of 2023.

HDD shipments to drop in 2019
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 01:31

HDD shipments to drop in 2019


By nearly 50 percent

With Solid-state drives both getting cheaper and higher in capacity, it does not come as a surprise that HDD shipments are expected to drop by nearly 50 percent in 2019.

Seagate announces Exos X14 enterprise HDD
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With new MACH.2 and HAMR technologies

Seagate has officially announced its newest Exos 14 HDD at the OCP summit, a helium filled 14TB HDD aimed at the enterprise market, which uses new MACH.2 Multi Actuator and HAMR technologies, allowing it to hit a record 480MB/s sustained throughput.

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:27

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD


8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems

Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.

Seagate still sees HDD future
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:54

Seagate still sees HDD future


Will co-exist with SSD, like ebony and ivory 


Seagate might have been pushing into the solid state drive (SSD) market with shedloads of acquisitions or strategic alliances with SSD partners, but that does not mean that HDs are a thing of the past.

Seagate unveils 2.5-inch 2TB FireCuda SSHD
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:55

Seagate unveils 2.5-inch 2TB FireCuda SSHD


As well as a 5TB 2.5-inch BarraCuda HDD

Seagate has unveiled an addition to its FireCuda hybrid HDD lineup, the 2.5-inch 2TB FireCuda, as well as a  5TB 2.5-inch mobile HDD which will be a part of its BarraCuda lineup.

Seagate starts shipping 10TB He Enterprise HDD in volume
Published in Cloud


3.5-inch helium filled HDDs for datacenters

Seagate has announced that it has finally started to ship its 10TB enterprise-class helium-filled HDDs.

Seagate launches world's first USB-C powered 8TB external HDD
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Available later this month for $349

On Wednesday, Seagate announced Innov8, the world’s first power adapter-less USB 3.1 Type-C external hard drive for desktops. The drive is available in an 8TB storage capacity and does not require any power cable to operate, using only a single USB Type-C connector as a source of both power and data.

Seagate Storing the World's Data
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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:05

Seagate Storing the World's Data


8TB drives at the ready

After a series of unfortunate rankings among its peers in HDD production space, Seagate is turning to humongous drive capacity. 8TB drives sampling to key clients today, slated for wide availability later this year.