Western Digital Corp., a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that it is providing cloud and hyperscale data centers the capacity required by big data applications with the world’s first 14TB enterprise-class hard drive featuring host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology. Western Digital’s HGST-branded Ultrastar Hs14 delivers 40 percent more capacity and more than twice the sequential write performance of its SMR predecessor, enabling more economical and efficient capture of the growing volume and variety of data.
The future is built on the insights and predictive power of big data. As data grows exponentially, storing it all in an affordable and accessible manner is an ongoing challenge for enterprise and cloud service data center operators. With a focus on total cost of ownership (TCO), the factors of capacity per rack, power consumption, cooling, maintenance, and acquisition cost are all paramount. To combat the big data challenge, Ultrastar Hs14 drives deliver unprecedented capacity leadership and online watt/TB power efficiency for extremely low TCO by harnessing two core complementary technologies – fourth generation HelioSeal® technology, and second generation host-managed SMR – along with enterprise-class reliability. These mature, field-proven technologies provide the foundation for delivering efficient, quality and reliable performance required by cloud and hyperscale environments, perfect for ultra-dense scale-out storage systems running sequential write workloads. By utilizing SMR technology, Ultrastar Hs14 HDDs offer a 16 percent increase in capacity1 while keeping highly predictable, highly reliable performance.Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the 10TB MG06 Series Enterprise Capacity HDD model line-up. Toshiba’s new MG06 series offers a 25 percent capacity increase compared to prior generations and enables models to be delivered at multiple capacity points to better leverage capacity refresh qualification cycles for OEMs/ODMs infrastructure builders, cloud solution providers (CSPs) and system integrators.
In addition to a heftier capacity, the 10TB MG06 Series features a greater maximum sustained transfer rate, 237 MiB/s, than the earlier MG05 Series, as well as a 25 percent increase in MTTF, with a rating of 2.5M hours. The drive provides a SATA 6Gbit/s interface and 7,200 rpm performance. Additionally, the MG06 HDD supports emulated 512 Advanced Format (512e) technology for compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments; or 4K native sector technology for optimum performance in all-disk or hybrid storage platforms.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, has expanded its WD Gold® hard drive lineup to include a 12TB capacity model, designed to address demanding Big Data workloads. The new high-capacity hard drives provide for increased storage density in a range of enterprise and cloud storage applications.
Whether data comes in the form of confidential consumer data, healthcare records or business intelligence, WD Gold hard drives provide a no-compromise storage solution that modern day IT managers need.
“As data growth continues unabated, retaining more of that data and generating meaningful insight from it becomes increasingly important,” said Brendan Collins, vice president, Devices business unit, Western Digital. “Businesses that most effectively extract value from operational data are able to make smarter decisions, improve business outcomes and ultimately gain a competitive advantage.”
The WD Gold hard drives are designed to store users’ most precious data. Designed for heavy-workload, high-vibration server environments, the new drives have a reliability rating (2.5 million hours MTBF) that is among the highest in WD’s hard drive portfolio. The drives utilize Western Digital’s 4th generation HelioSeal technology, which seals helium in the drive to help provide exceptional capacity, reliability and power efficiency.Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces its new MQ04 Series 1TB HDD, which is compatible with notebook PCs, game systems, all-in-one slim-line desktop systems, set-top box appliances, and other applications requiring high capacity and durability storage.
The MQ04 Series single-disk model delivers 1TB of data storage capacity in an ultra-compact 2.5-inch, 7mm height form factor. The drive’s 6 Gbit/s SATA interface and 5,400 rotational speed combined with a large 128MiB buffer and consistent seek performance, result in a 34 percent higher internal transfer rate performance when compared to the previous 1TB MQ01 Series models. The new model is also quieter and weighs less than prior generations.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled My Book Duo storage system designed to give both consumers and professionals the capacity they need to keep up with their expanding digital content libraries and the performance to maintain pace with the speed of today’s small business landscape. With this extreme capacity and fast content transfer speeds, the new desktop RAID storage system has the capability to back up colossal amounts of photos, videos, music and important documents in one place while also providing users with complete control of their content.
“Both at home and in the office, people are creating and amassing huge volumes of data, and need high capacity, high speed solutions to easily and confidently move and store that data in a single location,” Sven Rathjen, vice president of product marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “We see it within new content creation segments such as the drone market and with enthusiasts, as well as professionals, producing and editing massive, high-quality photo and video files. There has never been more of a need for a simple-to-use, massive capacity desktop storage solution such as My Book Duo for these content creators to keep pace with their growing storage demands.”Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the X300 3.5-inch internal hard drive in 8TB capacity. Compared to the P300 series with capacities up to 3TB, the X300 Series delivers extreme performance and robust capacity for creative and professional applications including graphic design, animation, photo and video editing, and PC gaming.
The new 8TB model features Toshiba’s cache technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, which optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time. The X300 Series is offered in 4TB, 5TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities, all with a higher 128MB cache than P300 series, ensuring fast data access. Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, the X300 performs at 7200RPM and a SATA connection up to 6Gbit/s. Compatible with most major brands of Serial ATA enabled desktop computers, the Toshiba X300 high-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual stage actuator technology delivers high storage density and capacity.
“Availability of the 8TB X300 Series is a testament to Toshiba’s commitment to growing the consumer HDD category and providing the tools needed to achieve varying professional workloads,” said Michael Cassidy, Vice President of Consumer HDDs at TAEC. “Toshiba offers a full internal HDD lineup that targets specific storage applications and grows with your gaming library and digital content.”Add a comment
Apacer launches the brand-new AC532, a classic portable hard drive combining a slim shape with great protection design, making it a high price-performance choice in portable hard drives. AC532 is equipped with an anti vibration internal suspension structure, which endures drops from 1-meter height. The anti-slip design on two sides makes AC532 easy to hold and carry, efficiently reducing damage from dropping, falling, bumping, and other shocks to ensure the safety of data. Also, AC532 adopts a USB 3.1 Gen 1 super speed transmission interface which greatly decreases the transmission time, and its capacity is up to 2TB, making your mobile life full of freedom and efficiency!
Anti Vibration, 1-Meter Shockproof, and Anti-Slip Protections
AC532 is equipped with triple safety protections: anti vibration internal suspension structure, 1-meter shockproof and anti-slip design on two sides. With comprehensive protections, AC532 considerately guards the precious data for users. The advanced anti vibration internal suspension structure forms a buffer for external forces of the hard drive, and reduces the impact from accidental drop or movement when accessing data. Besides, AC532 has passed the 1-meter drop test, showing that it is resistant to falls of 1-meter height without losing data. These solid protections make AC532 an excellent choice for portable storage!
Silicon Power, a leading provider of memory storage solutions, releases a new, stylish portable hard drive, the Diamond D30, that combines classic notebook design with modern storage needs.
Judge It by Its Cover
The Diamond D30 is for fans of classic stationary with digital storage needs or those who just love simple, yet classy design and clever functions for their digital devices. The signature red book mark of the D30 not only serves as an attractive eye-catcher, but also protects the USB port when the drive is not in use. With the port covered, even water splashes will not be harmful to stored data thanks to the drive’s IPX4 water resistance.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the HD710 Pro durable external hard drive alongside an addition to the best-selling HD650 range. The HD710 Pro improves on its HD710 predecessor by exceeding IP68 dust and water proofing plus military-grade shock resistance. It enhances the safeguarding of stored data against accidents, damage, and the rigors of active lifestyles, and is available in four colors. The HD710 Pro offers up to 4TB capacity. The refreshed HD650 arrives in a stylish light blue over black color scheme, also providing 4TB capacity – a new milestone for unpowered USB external hard drives. Together, these two new USB 3.1 models bolster the ADATA external hard drive portfolio, giving consumers more choice.
HD710 Pro: more durable and bigger than before
The original HD710 proved quite successful for ADATA on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. The HD710 Pro improves on it with enhanced dust and water proofing that boosts its durability for use in harsh environments and the outdoors. It exceeds IEC IP68 requirements, being completely dust-tight and able to withstand up to 60-minute submersion in 2 meters of water. It also meets and passes MIL-STD 810G 516.6 requirements, surviving shocks and impacts associated with drops from up to 1.5 meters. The HD710 Pro uses a custom triple-layered protective build and implements G-Shock sensor technology that stops and restarts drive activity when shocks or vibrations are detected to prevent data corruption. The drive features an ergonomic USB port cover for effortless open/close, and a useful wraparound groove for storing its USB cable. Red, yellow, and blue variants are available in 1TB/2TB, while the black version goes up to 3TB/4TB.
In addition to a new metallic look, the drive offers intuitive WD Discovery™ software to help consumers easily back up photos, videos and important documents shared and created across multiple social networks, cloud services and devices. The My Passport Ultra drive is the ideal storage solution for consumers who want to consolidate and preserve all aspects of their digital lives.
Today's consumers have multiple social media accounts, and according to Parks Associates research, use an average of three public cloud services per household like Dropbox, Google Drive™ or Microsoft OneDrive, all of which increases their digital footprint. With so many ways to create, share and store content, there is a growing need for solutions that enable consumers to consolidate all of this crucial data. The My Passport Ultra drive with WD Discovery software makes it easier than ever to back up content from popular social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. With a few simple steps, users can download all of their content, including tagged photos and videos from Facebook, onto the drive. WD Discovery software is also an excellent way for users to keep a local copy of files they've stored on their favorite public cloud services.Add a comment