STORAGE NEWS

November 28th, 2012, 5:19 PM

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

November 20th, 2012, 9:58 AM

Western Digital Launches Massive 4TB Black Edition Hard Drive

In an effort to compete against lower capacity SSDs, Western Digital is shooting for storage stardom with the new Black Edition 4TB.  After a year of recovering from devastating floods which crippled their production, Western Digital is once again firing on all cylinders.  Recently, the RED lineup was introduced and the refreshed enterprise-focused RE series [...]

October 29th, 2012, 12:21 PM

Intel’s New 335 Series SSD Arrives

Combining high performance with an affordable price, Intel’s new 335 Series 240GB SSD looks to take the market by storm.   Intel’s SSD products have typically been some of the most respected in the industry and their 335 series looks to continue that tradition.  Priced at just $184, the 240GB drive (at this time, additional capacities [...]

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 [...]