STORAGE NEWS

March 20th, 2012, 10:46 AM

Seagate Will HAMR its Way to 60TB Drives

By perfecting its proprietary heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, dramatically increasing the density of bits per square inch of platter, Seagate says it can offer 60 TB hard drives by the end of the decade. Contemporary 3.5 inch drives have a density of approximately 620 gigabits per square inch; laptop drives have a density of [...]

March 6th, 2012, 9:32 AM

Corsair Announces Availability of Accelerator Series Solid-State Cache Drives

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the availability of the Accelerator Series SSD cache drives. The Accelerator Series is designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft Windows based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. Corsair’s new [...]

February 24th, 2012, 9:23 AM

ADATA launches a Comprehensive Lineup of Solid State Drives with Improved Capacity

ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today announced the launch of a complete lineup of expanded capacity solid state drives. The new SSD range includes the XPG SX900, the Premier Pro SP900, and the Premier SP800, all of which use new optimized firmware to utilize greater [...]

January 19th, 2012, 4:09 PM

Kingston Ships the SSDNow V+200 Solid State Drives

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the latest addition to its SSDNow family, the SSDNow V+200. The new Kingston SSDNow V+200 solid-state drives are the ideal high-performance upgrade solution for the performance minded yet cost-conscious business or home user. The [...]

January 6th, 2012, 9:00 AM

Crucial Debuts the Ultra-Slim (7 mm) Crucial m4 Solid State Drive

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced a 7 mm version of the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD to meet the need for thinner storage devices. With the same performance delivered by the standard 9.5 mm Crucial m4 SSD, the new ultra-slim 7 mm version supports the latest thin and light [...]

December 20th, 2011, 12:53 PM

Seagate Finalizes Samsung Storage Acquisition Deal

Seagate has completed a $1.4 billion cash and stock options deal to acquire Samsung’s hard drive division. The deal would see Samsung license flash memory technology to Seagate for use in solid state drives (SSD), and Samsung buying hard drives from Seagate for use in its consumer computer division. This transaction was announced in April [...]

December 19th, 2011, 12:51 PM

Hard Drive Manufacturers Cut Warranty Periods

Citing a need to “align to current Industry standards”, Seagate has announced it intends to reduce warranty periods on its hard drives, matching a move done by competitor Western Digital. According to The Register, which first broke the story, Seagate’s warranties will be reduced as of December 31, while Western Digital will follow suit on [...]

November 23rd, 2011, 12:17 PM

RunCore announces InVincible V Series SSD

RunCore, a leading supplier of high-performance solid-state drives today announced its military-grade InVincible V SSD. “How the reliability and stability could be improved while not sacrificing the SSD performance” might be one of the major challenges that SSD manufacturers are facing. RunCore InVincible V has passed a series of screening tests in full accordance with [...]

November 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM

Seagate CEO: Hard Drive Production Won’t Return to Pre-Flood Levels for a Year

In late October, Hardware Canucks reported that retailers were raising their prices on Hard Drives because flooding in Thailand had shutdown a number of key production facilities. Now, Seagate’s CEO is forecasting that it could take up to a year for the industry to return to pre-flood production levels. Two of Seagate’s main competitors – [...]

November 10th, 2011, 10:29 AM

ADATA Releases Firmware Update for Solid State Drives

ADATA™ Technology today announced the release of the latest firmware update for the company’s solid state drives equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers.  The new firmware version is 3.3.2, and it resolves certain BSOD issues identified by ADATA and SandForce. Purchasers of the S510 and S511 solid state drives should go to: http://www.adata.com.tw/index.php?action=product_download&cid=3&piid=130 and run [...]