When will the HDD finally go extinct?
HDD sales have been in decline for years. Pure Storage stated earlier this year that the end of this ancient storage medium is near, after which many parties made the case for the continued survival of the hard disk drive. Can we ever say goodbye to the HDD, and if so, when?
Pure Storage's messa... Read more
Synology releases Plus series HDDs for home and office
Taiwan-based Synology reports via a press release that it is coming out with Plus Series SATA HDDs. The company states that they are specifically designed to meet the "reliability, endurance and performance requirements of 24/7 storage in Synology's entry-level and mainstream systems."
The Plus ... Read more
‘No hard drives will be sold after 2028’
Shawn Rosemarin of Pure Storage thinks hard disk drives will remain on the market for only a few more years. The storage company's VP of R&D predicts to Blocks & Files that rising electricity costs will spell the end of HDDs in the enterprise market.
Rosemarin is clear about the state of... 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
‘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