WESTERN DIGITAL

March 7th, 2011

Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Western Digital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WD will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.3 billion. The proposed combination will result in a customer-focused storage company, with significant operating [...]

February 16th, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

SSDs have been stealing the limelight as of late but Western Digital is well on their way to heading off this push with their latest generation of Scorpio Black 2.5″ hard drives.  By offering a combination of performance, extremely high capacity for small form factor drives and low power consumption, they hope to offer up [...]

December 29th, 2010

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review

As media files balloon in size and high definition content moves towards the mainstream, consumers’ storage needs have expanded by leaps and bounds.  Hard drive manufacturers have been trying to keep up with products sporting higher and higher capacities.  Western Digital is now pushing the limits with their new Caviar Green 3TB and has come [...]

June 9th, 2010

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player with New Netflix Interface

WD today introduced the WD TV Live Plus HD media player, which makes it easy for Netflix members to instantly watch thousands of TV episodes and movies on the biggest screen in their home — their HD television set. The new Netflix interface enables members to browse and add movies to their instant Queue on [...]

April 6th, 2010

The VelociRaptor Lives On

For many users in the market it seemed as though the high performance HDD was finally at the end of its life. With the advent of SSD’s the lowly HDD became dedicated to merely a storage drive. Western Digital however has made good the rumor we heard a few months back in regards to their [...]

March 30th, 2010

WD Leads in 2.5-Inch Areal Density With New 750 GB Notebook Hard Drives

WD today announced that it is now shipping 750 GB of storage capacity in a standard-height 2.5-inch notebook hard drive — the industry’s highest capacity to date in this form factor. Designed for mainstream notebook computers, the WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB hard drives utilize WD’s leading 375 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology. [...]

March 3rd, 2010

Western Digital Shipping SiliconDrive N1x SSDs

WD today announced that the company is shipping its new high performance WD SiliconDrive N1x 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) family. The new SSDs feature fast read/write speeds in high capacities and are designed for embedded system OEM applications that require superior performance, high reliability and long product life. The single-level cell (SLC) -based WD [...]

January 7th, 2010

Rumors of WD Raptor 600GB HDD

In the era of SSD’s it becomes few and far between that new platter HDD’s launch. However Western Digital looks to be revising and prepping a new version of their VelociRaptor Lineup. The premise behind this decision is simple and understandable. Fast large capacity SSD’s do not come cheap and tend to be reserved for [...]

January 5th, 2010

Western Digital Introduces Ultra Fast My Book 3.0 w/ USB 3.0

(PR)  My Book 3.0 External Hard Drives are the First Certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Storage Devices Available on the Market   WD, the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its fastest My Book® external hard drive ever — the new My Book 3.0 desktop external drives are among the first devices certified with [...]

November 3rd, 2009

Western Digital Releasing First 10K RPM 2.5″ SAS Drive

Western Digital, known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces, today announced its entry into the traditional enterprise market segment with volume production shipments of its first 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, small form factor, SAS interface hard drives. The WD S25 provides up to 300 GB of high-performance storage suitable [...]