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
‘Microsoft wants SSDs as primary storage by 2023, instead of HDDs’
OEMs have revealed that Microsoft is pressuring them to replace HDDs with SSDs as the default storage device in pre-built Windows 11 PCs, with new deadlines set for 2023. This is According to a new executive brief from data storage sector analysis firm Trendfocus.
Intriguingly, Microsoft's moves... Read more
Toshiba promises to deliver 40TB HDD’s
Toshiba will be increasing its HDD capacity to 40TB in the coming years. The organization promises to release a 30TB HDD by 2024, gradually increasing capacity in the years beyond.
A recent roadmap shows that, between the current fiscal year and 2026, Toshiba plans to significantly increase the ... Read more
Seagate starts shipping 22TB hard drives to “some customers”
The enormous hard drives are currently shipping mostly to data centers.
Seagate confirmed that it had begun shipping its 22TB hard drives to interested parties at its recent conference call with financial analysts and investors. The new 22TB HDDs are the most capacious models on the market, usin... Read more
Western Digital introduces 20TB OptiNAND Data Center HDD
Using its recently developed OptiNAND technology, Western Digital introduces two hard disk drives (HDDs) for data center environments. The Ultrastar and Gold HDDs should provide data centers with significant storage reliability and capacity.
Western Digital (WD) has been optimizing its HDDs for ... 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
Western Digital reinvents (hybrid) HDD
Western Digital manufactures both "traditional" hard disk drives (HDD) and flash drives. Nobody else in the market does this. So it makes pretty good sense for it to bring a hybrid drive to market. However, it is a fundamentally different hybrid drive than we have seen before.
The concept of the... Read more
Windows 10 May 2020 update bricks your SSD
The Windows 10 feature update that was released in May of this year can brick your SSD. In this update the feature drive optimization was enabled, which uses defragmentation. Defragmentation is only good for hard disk drives (HDD) not for solid state drives (SSD).
Microsoft released a large Wind... Read more
Enterprise SSDs prices are 10x higher than Hard disk drives
Hard Disk drives (HDDs) are the most preferred in the market. The reason for this is that SSDs cost about ten times more, and they are not going to come down anytime soon. It would seem that the gap people expected would close, hasn't, and many are left to wonder if it will.
SSDs are much cheape... Read more
AWS announces cheaper HDD storage for Windows File Servers
AWS now offers cheaper hard disk-based storage within its public cloud environment for the Amazon FSx for Windows File Services service. This allows customers to use this storage for a variety of performance requirements.
The new cheaper storage that the tech giant now offers for its Amazon FSx ... Read more