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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung beats Chipzilla up
Figures just in from the Gartner Group showed that Samsung was the leader in chip sales in 2017.
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.
Bigger is better
An MTBF of 2.5 million hours and a five year warranty enterprise is driving heads to OEMs
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.
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.
Tosh may now take a better offer
Toshiba shares rose more than four percent on Wednesday Western Digital is alleged to have offered to drop out of a group bidding for its flash memory chip business to take a stronger position in their joint venture instead.