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‘Western Digital and Kioxia discuss possible merger’

‘Western Digital and Kioxia discuss possible merger’

Drive manufacturers Western Digital and Kioxia are discussing a possible merger, according to a Bloomberg report based on insider sources. Western Digital and Kioxia already collaborate in the field of flash chips. Insider sources told Bloomberg that the companies are considering a more signif... Read more

date16 days ago
Samsung and Western Digital are developing Zoned Storage standards

Samsung and Western Digital are developing Zoned Storage standards

Samsung and Western Digital (WD) are collaborating on standards for storage technology. The first step is an ecosystem for Zoned Storage solutions. A standard allows systems and solutions to be supported by a wide range of vendors. End users can invest in technology without fearing vendor lock-... Read more

date10 months ago
Western Digital launches the WD Red Pro 20TB for NAS servers

Western Digital launches the WD Red Pro 20TB for NAS servers

Western Digital introduces the WD Red Pro 20TB, one of the largest hard drives for NAS servers. A capacity of 20TB is decent, but not a first. In late 2021, Western Digital launched two 20TB versions of the WD Gold and WD Ultrastar DC HC560. Both drives were designed for large enterprise users a... Read more

date11 months ago
Western Digital introduces 20TB OptiNAND Data Center HDD

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

date1 year ago
Western Digital reinvents (hybrid) HDD

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

date1 year ago
‘WD in talks with Kioxia about a possible $20-billion merger’

‘WD in talks with Kioxia about a possible $20-billion merger’

Data storage company Western Digital's shares jumped 7.8% today after the Wall Street Journal published a report that the company is in merger talks with Kioxia, a leading flash memory manufacturer. The deal could be worth more than $20 billion, according to WSJ's sources. The sources say that W... Read more

date1 year ago
Seagate is still the king of HDDs, Western Digital is closing gap

Seagate is still the king of HDDs, Western Digital is closing gap

In Q2 2021, HDDs have shown a positive dynamic after underperforming in recent years. The big three HDD suppliers (Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate) shipped a record 350.7 exabytes. The demand mainly came from exascale data centers, operators, and Chia miners. Seagate is still at the top of the... Read more

date1 year ago
Sandisk Professional brand launched by Western Digital

Sandisk Professional brand launched by Western Digital

During the Flash Perspective event earlier today, Western Digital announced the partnership with Percona, but also launched an entire new business-focused product line-up. It introduced Sandisk Professional. This new brand is primarily aimed at the creative professional. Sandisk Professional is... Read more

date2 years ago
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