STORAGE NEWS

October 15th, 2012, 10:51 AM

Amid Investigations and Investor Angst, OCZ’s Stock Plummets

SSD manufacturer OCZ has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late, and the situation is getting substantially worse with allegations of securities fraud and numerous investigations. At the beginning of 2012, OCZ Technologies’ outlook was rosy.  Its stock was on an upswing (it hit a peak of $9.41, valuing the company at over $600 million), [...]

August 30th, 2012, 5:00 AM

Western Digital Releases Thunderbolt-Equipped VelociRaptor Duo & 2TB MyPassport

Western Digital released today two new products in its ‘My’ line: the VelociRaptor Duo and the MyPassport for Mac. The VelociRaptor Duo WD’s VelociRaptor Duo packs two 1 TB 10,000 RPM drives (with RAID 0/Raid 1), and offers two Thunderbolt connectors allowing, according to WD, 400mb/s “SSD-like speeds”. These “SSD-like speeds” are certainly impressive: WD says [...]

August 27th, 2012, 10:15 AM

Kingston Announces SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives. The new Kingston E100 SSD [...]

August 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM

Intel’s TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 ‘Soon’

When Intel finally announced TRIM support for systems using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 setups, users with multiple SSDs and Intel motherboards couldn’t have been happier.  Before this, TRIM was available for SSDs but only when single drives were used outside of a RAID environment. The Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 11.2 driver update was [...]

August 3rd, 2012, 1:41 PM

Seagate Completes Acquisition of a Controlling Interest in LaCie

Following their press releases issued on May 23, 2012 and June 14, 2012, Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) and LaCie S.A. (Euronext:LAC) announced today the completion of the purchase by Seagate of all of the shares of Philippe Spruch and his affiliate, representing 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie for a provisional price of €4.05 [...]

July 27th, 2012, 4:08 PM

Report: Seagate-OCZ Acquisition to Finalize by July 30 Earnings Call

Bright Side of News is reporting that the rumoured Seagate-OCZ deal will finalize on July 30, in time for Seagate’s earnings call. Theo Valich, BSN*’s editor-in-chief, reports that the “deal is done”, citing sources close to the matter. BSN* says this deal could reach the $1 billion mark, if it clears through the leviathan of [...]

July 23rd, 2012, 10:50 AM

Report: SSDs Are “No Threat” to Hard Disk in Notebook Sector

The death of Hard Disk-based notebooks in favour of Solid State Drives has been greatly exaggerated, according to analyst group IHS iSuppli. The research group’s main argument about the lack of market dominance by SSD devices? Price. On average, the price of a notebook with 500 GB HDD is between $450 and $550 while an [...]

July 19th, 2012, 12:56 PM

Is Seagate Looking to Up Its SSD Game with OCZ Acquisition?

Industry sources that have spoken to Fudzilla say that Seagate, who has notoriously struggled in the SSD game, is apparently in acquisition talks with OCZ. An acquisition of the venerable memory maker by Seagate would allow Seagate to significantly bolster its offerings in the consumer, enthusiast, and enterprise SSD markets. Seagate has yet to make [...]

July 11th, 2012, 4:26 PM

Plextor Launches M5S Series SSD in North America

Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, announces the launch of its newest Solid State Drive (SSD), the M5S Series, featuring an enhanced and sustained read/write speed up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS. The M5S Series performs faster than its award-winning predecessors with overall enhanced performance. With its exclusive firmware technology, Plextor is proud to [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:12 AM

Corsair Announces Force Series GS SSDs

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair’s SandForce-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180 GB and higher. As with other Force Series drives, the Force Series [...]