WESTERN DIGITAL

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 [...]

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 [...]