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November 8, 2013  5:38 PM

Western Digital Rises to the Top With Helium Drive

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
hitachi, western digital

Western Digital announced this week a 6TB disk drive filled with helium. Let the jokes begin. The...

July 31, 2013  10:47 PM

Storage Upgrade Takes State of Oregon Offline for a Day

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data center, digital government, disaster recovery, hitachi

A large number of Oregonians looking for state services -- including 63,000 unemployed people expecting checks for a total of $18 million in benefits -- were left high and dry for a day recently due to problems with a Hitachi storage upgrade. Hitachi contractors were doing what was supposed to...

July 3, 2013  2:45 PM

There’s Big Doings in the Solid State Flash Storage Market

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
flash, flash drives, fusion-io, hitachi, seagate, solid-state, ssd, western digital

Remember the great Storage Industry Implosion of 2011, as a number of vendors all started swallowing each other up? Now it’s happening in the area of

September 20, 2012  10:00 AM

Hitachi Floats Idea of Helium-Filled Hard Drive

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data storage, hitachi, western digital

The only problem with HGST's helium-filled disk drive is that any audio ends up sounding like...

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June 6, 2011  7:52 PM

Disk Storage Systems Sales Continue to Show Good Growth

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
dell, emc, hitachi, hp, ibm, idc storage revenues, netapp

IDC recently released its Q1 disk storage systems sales figures, and there's good news and...well, actually, it's pretty much just good news, unless you're Dell or a small vendor. Here's several aspects of the good news:

  • 13.2% growth in external disk storage factory revenues year...

April 18, 2011  8:28 PM

Another Big Storage Sale — Samsung to Seagate?

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
hitachi, samsung, seagate, western digital

A major Asian manufacturer is looking to get out of the storage business so it can invest in new areas. Didn't we just hear about this? In this case,...


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