STORAGE NEWS

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 [...]

November 10th, 2011, 10:13 AM

Corsair Expands SATA 3 Support With New Performance Pro SSD Line

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Performance Pro Series SSDs. The Performance Pro Series, designed with the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller, delivers an impressive ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write, and can sustain [...]

October 27th, 2011, 12:25 PM

Intel releases new Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox 3.0

Intel has announced that their newest SSD toolbox is scheduled to to give today, October 27. Here is a rundown of what to expect in the update, from a factsheet the company published: •    The ability to make firmware updates under Microsoft Windows* (instead of DOS). •    Even easier graphical user interface (GUI) — (see [...]

October 21st, 2011, 10:28 AM

Retailers Respond to Upcoming HDD Shortage by Limiting Purchases & Hiking Prices

With Thailand experiencing its worst flooding in generations, component manufacturers have been especially hard hit.  The trickle down effect is having a huge impact upon hard drive manufacturers in particular.   Late last week Western Digital announced that their hard drive production facilities in Thailand were shutting down due to the extreme amount of flooding. [...]

October 6th, 2011, 1:20 PM

Corsair Announces Major Advance in High-Capacity SSDs

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of the 480 GB Force Series GT SSD and 180GB and 480GB Force Series 3 SSDs. As solid-state drives reach wider adoption rates, Corsair’s new SSD models address growing market demand for fast, high-capacity drives. [...]

September 22nd, 2011, 10:29 AM

New Synapse Cache 2.5” SATA 6 GB/s SSDs Leverage Dataplex Software to Deliver Superior Performance and Increase System Responsiveness

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today launched its Synapse Cache Series 2.5” SSDs. The new Synapse SSDs are optimized for caching applications and leverages Dataplex™ cache software to dynamically manage the Synapse SSD in conjunction with standard hard disk drives (HDDs), to [...]