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Western Digital Releases ‘Gold’ HDDs for Datacenters

Coloured drives have long been a mainstay of Western Digital branding. The old Blue, Black, and Greens were supplemented in recent years by the addition of the Red and Purple lineups. Today, Western Digital has released…

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HGST’s Helium-Filled Ultrastar He10 10TB HDD Now Shipping

The world’s first 10TB perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) hard disk drive is now officially shipping and it is naturally HGST’s helium-filled Ultrastar He10. This is the third generation helium drives out of the Western Digital Corporation…

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HGST Partnered with CommVault For Improved Cloud Backup Abilities

High capacity storage solutions often run into one problem and that is the backup. When you deal with petabytes of data where even the archives need to be accessible at all times and in a proper…

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The Event Horizon Telescope Will Use Helium Filled HGST Drives

We, as the human race, have accomplished quite a few impressive scientific things so far. We have been to the moon, we have vehicles driving around mars, and a probe that has left the solar system.…

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First Prototype Seagate HAMR HDDs limited to 4TB

Even as we transition more and more to speedy SSDs, developments are still occurring in HDD land. Having explored the limits of what is practical with Helium filled Shingled Magnetic Recording drives, Seagate is moving onto…

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HGST Demonstrate Phase Change Non-Volatile Memory

HGST blew people away last year when they presented their amazing PCM PCIe SSD that could deliver a record-breaking three million IOPS. At this years Flash Summit in Santa Clara they’re planning to have the same…

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HGST Launched the 10TB Ultrastar Archive Ha10 HDD

HGST has set a new standard for mechanical hard drives with their helium filled drives and the latest one based on that technology have just been launched. The new HGST Ultrastar Archive HA10. brings 10TB of…

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HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive Review

Introduction There aren’t that many hard disk drives on the market so far that are specifically designed for use in NAS environments, but there are a few. Today I’m taking a closer look at the HGST’s…

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HGST Delivers Broad VMware Virtual SAN Support

If you ever wondered what one would use those multi-socket motherboards with an almost endless amount of CPU cores and support for TBs of RAM for, then the short answer is virtualization systems. Those systems also…

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HGST Ships NVMe Ultrastar SN100 Series SSDs

HGST, that is a part of Western Digital, announced that they’re now shipping their newest and the industry’s highest-performing NVMe compliant SSDs, the Ultrastar SN100 Series. The PCIe SSD drives come as both HH-HL standard PCIe cards,…

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Thecus Now Offically Supports HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium HDDs

Thecus is the latest of companies to support the amazing HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium filled hard disk drives. By incorporating these new drives with Thecus NAS, users will be able to increase storage capacity while maintaining…

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The HGST 10TB Hard Drive Is Almost Here

It’s been about six month since we last reported on the HGST 10TB drives as they were introduced, and now it looks like they’re finally about to hit the market. The UltraStar HelioSeal drive will feature a…

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QNAP Now Officially Supports HGST’s 8TB Ultrastar HE8 HDDs

Just because a hard disk exists doesn’t mean it is ideal to be used in every system, or there might just be a few tweaks that need to be made in order to ensure that the drives…

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3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze

Cloud storage provider Backblaze, in its 2014 ‘Hard Drive Annual Failure Rate’ graph, reports that the 3TB Seagate Barracuda drives it used for its storage service had a 43.1% failure rate over 2014. Other Seagate models also performed…

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G-Technology Launches Rugged Mobile HDDs

G-Technology probably isn’t a company you’ve heard a lot from, but they have enough knowledge in their backs being a part of HGST (WD). They’ve announced the new G-DRIVE ev ATC and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions rugged HDDs with…

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Eurocom Adds Fastest 5400RPM 7mm HDD Option to Their Amazing Systems

Eurocom builds some serious mobile computing machines that really don’t lack anything in comparison with their stationary companions, you might remember the recently launched Neptune 4K Workstation that offers up to 6.5TB storage, 32GB memory, i7…

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HGST Acquires Enterprise SSD Maker Skyera

On March 17, 2013 we reported that WD was investing a huge sum of money into the SSD sector, in fact they invested $51 Million to an Enterprise SSD manufacturer Skyera whose primary focus is to provide cost…

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HGST’s 8TB Helium-Filled HDD on Newegg for $899

I still remember buying 250MB HDDs, 800MB HDDs and then getting into the GBs was like a dream come true… but now 8TB? Wow. HGST, a division of Western Digital, is now selling its enterprise-class helium-filled…

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HGST Reveal 8TB and 10TB HelioSeal Hard Drives

Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary has just announced their new 8TB and 10TB hard drives and no, that second one isn’t a typo. The new drives are part of their HelioSeal product line; a range of hard…

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HGST Sets New World Record with 3 Million IOPS SSD

HGST has announced a new PCI Express SSD with 3 million IOPS in queued environments and a random read access latency of 1.5 ms in non-queued settings. HGST demonstrated this new technology at the Flash Memory Summit 2014.…

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HGST Announces New Ultrastar 12Gb/S SAS SSD Sized up to 1.6TB

HGST, a Western Digital company, announced its next generation of Ultrastar 12GB/s SAS solid-state drives today. Building upon the award-winning first generation, the new Ultrastar SSDs come in up to 1.6 TB size. The new Ultrastar…

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First 6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Released By HGST

Hitachi started shipping the first drive to feature a helium filling, a concept it first unveiled back in 2012 as a means to boost capacity by around 40 per cent compared to traditional mechanical drives. The…

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Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 16TB RAID5 4-Bay NAS Review

Up to now we’ve been looking at network storage servers that come with no drives and are produced by a company other than a drive manufacturer. Western Digital are one of the best hard drive manufacturers…

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HGST Uses Self-Assembling Molecules and Nano-Imprinting to Double HDD Capacity

Hitachi Global Storage Technology, owned by Western Digital, have made a claim that they have developed self-assembling molecules and nano-imprinting to create more dense magnetic storage drives. If this works the way the company claims, this could…