Western Digital goes for Toshiba injunction
Published in News


Auction might be scuppered.

Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba  from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent  in a move that might scupper the auction.

Western Digital gets allies for Toshiba chip buy
Published in Processors


Still fighting for a load of old Tosh

Western Digital may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba's chip unit.

Toshiba tells Western Digital to stop messing about
Published in News


Stay out of the sale of chip sale


Toshiba has told Western Digital not to interfere with the sale of its prized chip unit, disputing claims by the US outfit that it had breached a joint venture contract.

Western Digital adds 10TB model to WD Purple line
Published in News


5400rpm spin and a large cache

Western Digital has expanded its Purple line of hard disk drives (HDDs) with a new 10TB model.

Western Digital releases 512 gigabit 64-layer 3D NAND chip
Published in Memory


Claims to be the first ever


Western Digital has lifted the kimono on the first-ever 512 gigabit 64-layer NAND chip claiming it is a stride forward in the new 3D NAND technology.

Toshiba confirms it is selling off memory chips
Published in Memory


Flash in the pan


After a couple of months of rumours and speculation, troubled nuclear powered, electronics maker Toshiba has given up on its flash memory chip business and will flog most of it.

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.