Seagate forced to pay $300 million after supplying HDDs to Huawei
Storage vendor Seagate must pay $300 million to the U.S. government. It allegedly sent over 7 million hard drives to China's Huawei. Current US export regulations ban companies from doing so.
The fine is for violating sanctions the US government introduced in August 2020. Between that month and ... Read more
‘Problems with hard drives mainly due to aging’
Problems with hard drives are mainly caused by aging drives. This concludes cloud backup and storage specialist Backblaze in its annual survey of its own non-working hard drives.
The backup and storage specialist annually investigates what causes hard drives to experience problems This is based ... Read more
Backblaze runs a five-year comparison between SSDs and HDDs
Backblaze conducted an extensive study on the reliability of SSDs and HDDs over a period of five years.
HDD used to be the only option when it came to internal storage for PCs and laptops. This changed with the introduction of solid-state drives. While SSDs are a faster storage technology, they ... Read more
Toshiba launches 2TB P300 SMR hard drives
The Japanese conglomerate is offering new shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology in its hard drives.
Considered technologically superior, solid-state drives have become increasingly popular. But that does not mean hard drives are obsolete, as demonstrated by Toshiba’s latest SMR technolo... Read more
Toshiba’s new drives are perfect for NAS and PC
Toshiba unveiled 18TB hard drives in the N300 NAS hard drive and X300 performance drive series. The drives are 9-disk helium-sealed units fitted with Toshiba's Flux Control – Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology.
By using FC-MAMR, Toshiba managed to boost drive density by... Read more
Toshiba introduces new SMR drives for video surveillance
Toshiba has announced two new hard disk drives in its S300 range. These are 4 and 6 terabyte drives that use shingled magnetic recording, a technique that reduces the price at the expense of writing speeds.
In the technique used, the magnetic fields on a hard disk have some overlap. This makes i... Read more