Redditors spin over WD misrepresentation
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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:22

Redditors spin over WD misrepresentation


WD Red Network Attached Storage hard drives

Redditors of /r/DataHoarder  have got their knickers in a twist with Western Digital for misrepresenting the rotational speed of their WD Red Network Attached Storage hard drives.

Western Digital shingled out in class action
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Class action

While all three of the conventional hard drive vendors -- Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate -- have been sneaking disks featuring Shingled Magnetic Recording technology into unexpected places it looks like WD will have to face the music.

Western Digital unveils new SN750 series NVMe SSDs
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Coming with Gaming Mode

Western Digital has unveiled its latest addition to the SSD lineup, the WD Black SN750 series NVMe SSD which is based on WD's own controller and SanDisk's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND, as well as a unique Gaming Mode.

Western Digital unveils WD Black NVMe SSD
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Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:32

Western Digital unveils WD Black NVMe SSD


WD's own controller and Sandisk 3D TLC NAND

Western Digital has officially unveiled and launched its newest WD Black NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe SSDs which will be available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities and use WD's in-house controller paired up with Sandisk 3D TLC NAND, offering sequential transfer speed of up to 3,400/2,800 MB/s.

Western Digital results remove fears of memory chip downturn
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Everything is great

Western Digital has provided strong profit forecasts for the current quarter and the full year and said the flash memory market would grow faster this year.

Intel knocked off number one chip slot
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Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:43

Intel knocked off number one chip slot


Samsung beats Chipzilla up

Figures just in from the Gartner Group showed that Samsung was the leader in chip sales in 2017.

Stick your hard drive in the microwave
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Monday, 16 October 2017 12:12

Stick your hard drive in the microwave


Western Digital’s cunning plan to squeeze more from old tech

Western Digital’s boffins have come up with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) which can use the company’s existing production chain to cram a lot more storage onto a standard 3.5-inch disk.

Western Digital shows off 14TB enterprise drives
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Bigger is better

An MTBF of 2.5 million hours and a  five year warranty enterprise is driving heads to OEMs

Toshiba names Bain as buyer
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:35

Toshiba names Bain as buyer

 
18.9 billion price tag

Toshiba’s board has finally flogged its Nand flash memory chip unit to an international consortium led by the US private equity group Bain Capital in a $18.9 billion deal designed to rescue the Japanese conglomerate from delisting.

Western Digital mulls options as Tosh favours Bain
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:39

Western Digital mulls options as Tosh favours Bain


Considering its options


Western Digital has said that it is considering its options as Toshiba indicated it favoured a group of investors led by Bain Capital to buy the world’s second largest manufacturer of flash memory chips.