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


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


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


WD raises the stakes

Another player doubles down on the competitive SSD game space.

Western Digital faces shareholder revolt over SanDisk
Published in News


It costs too much

Western Digital is facing a shareholder revolt over its deal to buy SanDisk.

HGST launches the new 10TB helium-filled Ultrastar He10 HDD
Published in Memory


Reaches 10TB with PMR technology

HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary, has launched its newest helium-filled 10TB Ultrastar He10 hard disk drive (HDD).

Western Digital really buys SanDisk for $19 billion
Published in News


Told you so

As we predicted on Monday, Western Digital has formally announced it is going to write a cheque for SanDisk for $19 billion

SanDisk about to be bought by Western Digital
Published in Memory


More consolidation

It is almost certain that Western Digital will buy the memory-maker SanDisk and we are expecting an announcement later in the week.