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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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Western Digital’s Acquisition of SanDisk Finally Approved

In a deal that has been months in the making, Western Digital today announced that their shareholders had voted to approve the $19 billion purchase of SanDisk.  It was revealed that over 90% of WD’s shareholders…

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Western Digital Release New 314GB PiDrive for $31

When it comes to using the Raspberry Pi, one of the key issues is storage. Micro SD cards are limited in size and become more expensive for the larger capacity cards, and while Western Digital have…

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QNAP TAS-268 QTS and Android Combo NAS Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a NAS that comes with a twist that we previously haven’t seen out-of-the-box. I’m talking about QNAP’s TAS-268 NAS which is a 2-bay hybrid NAS that…

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Western Digital Introduces Consumer Helium Hard Drives

As always with most technology, helium hard drives arrived first to the enterprise segment. Over 3 years since HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary, first announced their helium-filled HDD, Western Digital is coming out with their first…

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Western Digital Sticks to SanDisk Buyout as Chinese Investor Exits

Despite a major investor dropping out hard disk giant Western Digital(WD) is forging ahead with their plans to acquire fellow storage firm SanDisk. Originally announced 4 months ago, the original plan was for Western Digital to shell…

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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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SilverStone MS08 Mobile Rack 3.5-inch RAID Enclosure Review

Introduction Today I am taking a look at something a little different from my usual drive and NAS reviews, today I’m taking a closer look at the SilverStone MS08 mobile rack that converts a single 3.5-inch drive…

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WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive RAID Review

Introduction We have already had the pleasure to see how WD’s 6TB Purple surveillance hard disk performed in our previous review, but WD was kind enough to provide us with two of these drives and thereby…

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WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a mechanical hard disk, but it isn’t one that is intended for your desktop system. Western Digital created their Purple line of hard disk drives to…

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Western Digital Just Bought SanDisk

Western Digital is one of the leading factors in traditional storage, both for consumers and enterprises alike, but a lot of the future will be in solid state drives and they naturally don’t want to be…

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Western Digital Buys SanDisk for $19 Billion!

American computer data storage company Western Digital is buying one of the world’s most appreciated flash memory manufacturers, SanDisk, for $86.50 per share, which adds up to $19 billion. As you probably know by now, Western Digital specializes in manufacturing…

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Chinese Firm takes up 15% Stake in Western Digital

In a move that is sure to surprise some, Unisplendour Corporation Limited (Unis), a Chinese firm, is taking up a 15% stake in Western Digital. With an investment of $3.775 billion, Unis will be the largest single…

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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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Western Digital Drops ‘Green’ Drives in Favor of ‘Blue’

Western Digital has had several lines of hard drives for the past few years. Today, the lineup shrinks a bit as the WD Green brand gets folded into the WD Blue lineup. This move is apparently…

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WD Announces My Book Pro Thunderbolt 2 DAS

Thunderbolt 2 has opened up for whole new possibilities thanks to the great throughput possibilities, daisy chaining, and universal usability. WD announced their newest and their fastest external storage solution, the My Book Pro, that is based…

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Western Digital Announced MyCloud OS 3 and Adds Arcus Surveillance Software

Western Digital has a great line-up of NAS devices that already come with a lot of good features and plenty of functionality, we’ve seen that for ourselves recently in the review of the WD EX4100 NAS.…

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WD Announces 6TB Sized Red Pro and Black HDDs

Western Digital just announced the expansion of the portfolio with not just one, but two 6TB drives. Actually, that’s not entirely true as there’s also new 5TB drives in the announcement, making it four new drives…

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Synology DiskStation DS215+ 2-Bay NAS and All-In-One Server Review

Introduction Last month I had the pleasure to take a look at the Synology DS715 [review here] 2-bay NAS and today I continue with Synology’s second recently released NAS, the Synology DiskStation DS215+. The DS215+ is…

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Synology DiskStation DS715 2-Bay Value NAS Review

Introduction It has been a while since I had the pleasure to review a Synology NAS which makes it even more of a pleasure to take the brand new Synology DiskStation DS715 2-bay NAS for a…

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WD Turns Their Blue Series Into SSHD Drives

Western Digital has a colourful range of hard drives which is kinda fitting right now with everyone turning their Facebook profile into a rainbow. We know the RED NAS drives very well from our review section and…

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WD My Cloud EX4100 4-Bay Expert Series 16TB NAS Review

Introduction We ain’t all equally skilled when it comes to the configuration of network and storage devices nor is it everyone that has the same interest in that. Sometimes you just want to purchase something, enter…

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QNAP Turbo NAS TS-453 Pro 4-Bay Enthusiast and SMB NAS Review

Introduction Today I’m taking a look at one of QNAP’s bestsellers, the TurboStation TS-453 Pro NAS. The TS-453 Pro isn’t just an ordinary NAS and it is one that can carry the Pro label with pride.…

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WD Adds Plex Media Server Support for My Cloud Line Up

WD has made their My Cloud lineup of personal storage servers even better with the addition of the Plex Media Server. Plex is a very popular entertainment app and My Cloud users can now enjoy it…

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WD RED 2.5-Inch 1TB in Four-Disk RAID Review

Introduction Western Digital launched their WD RED line quite a while ago, and it’s been a successful one. We’ve previously had a look at how the 2.5-inch version with 1TB capacity performs as a single disk,…

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Thecus N5810 Pro Zero-Crash 5-Bay High-Performance NAS Review

Introduction Thecus have created a new NAS that is something just a little bit special, if not a lot of special. It looks pretty normal on the surface, but it comes packed full of great features,…

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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,…