WESTERN DIGITAL

December 3rd, 2013

Western Digital RED 4TB Hard Drive Review

Western Digital’s $199 RED 4TB is aimed directly at NAS environments but it can actually sub in as a perfectly capable desktop drive too, despite a speed of just 5400RPM.

November 25th, 2013

Western Digital Black² 1TB Dual Drive Review

Western Digital is finally jumping on the hybrid drive bandwagon.  Their new Black² 1TB combines a 1TB hard drive alongside a dedicated 120GB SSD which gives users the best of both worlds.

August 12th, 2013

Western Digital Blue Slim 1TB Review

With Ultrabooks gaining popularity, Western Digital’s new 5400RPM Blue Slim aims to offer a solution that is both compact (it’s only 7mm thick) while still retaining a massive 1TB of capacity.

June 17th, 2012

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review

Traditional hard drives may not have the bragging rights of modern SSDs but Western Digital is betting that their new VelociRaptor 1TB will cause buyers to seriously consider stepping back onto the spindle-based bandwagon.  Unlike past VelociRaptors, it boasts capacity to match its high performance envelope and comes in at a price that shames most SSDs.

April 11th, 2012

WD Ships Slim, Energy-Efficient Hard Drive for Ultrabook Devices

Western Digital, a worldwide storage leader, today announced it is shipping the WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm hard drive, the latest addition to its mobile hard drive family and the 2.5-inch drive with the lowest power consumption on the market today. Specified to a best-in-class 400Gs shock tolerance, the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue small [...]

February 28th, 2012

Memory Market Convergence Continues with WD-Toshiba Deal

After its plan to purchase Hitachi Global Storage Technologies spooked worldwide antitrust regulators, Western Digital announced today that it had agreed to sell Toshiba some of its 3.5 inch HDD manufacturing assets and related Intellectual Property. As part of this deal Toshiba will transfer its damaged HDD manufacturing plant in Thailand to Western Digital, which [...]

December 19th, 2011

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 [...]

October 21st, 2011

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 12th, 2011

Western Digital Shuts Down Facility Due to Floods

Serve flooding in Thailand has caused Western Digital to shutter its manufacturing facilities in Bangkok for an undetermined amount of time. “The flooding is causing problems with the region’s infrastructure, including transportation and utilities, and has resulted in the inundation of some supplier facilities and employee homes,” Western Digital announced in a statement released today. [...]

September 22nd, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

With their competitors leading the way with 1TB notebook hard drives, Western Digital has finally shown their cards by releasing the  Scorpio Blue 1TB.  By combining a pair of 500GB platters, they are hoping this particular HDD can effectively deliver good performance, high capacity and low power consumption to mobile users.  But does this relatively expensive drive have [...]