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November 30, 2013  9:56 AM

I Finally Got a Terabyte On My Laptop



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud storage, samsung, solid-state, ssd, terabyte hard disk, western digital

A little over two years ago, Samsung and Western Digital each announced 9.5 cm 1 TB hard disk drives, which caused me to say at the time “I want a terabyte on my laptop.” Now’s...

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 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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November 27, 2011  12:54 AM

Arbitrator Awards Seagate $525 Million in Western Digital Trade Secrets Case



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
intellectual property, seagate, western digital

What the hell can one guy know that's worth half a billion dollars? That's Western Digital's reaction to a decision this week of an arbitrator to a case where a Seagate employee who joined Western Digital is accused of having brought trade secrets with him. Though it was Western Digital's idea...


July 24, 2011  1:14 PM

I Want a Terabyte On My Laptop



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
samsung, seagate, terabyte hard disk, western digital

Okay, I don't usually talk about speeds and feeds here, but this is cool. Western Digital has designed a hard disk drive that lets you have a 1-terabyte drive on a notebook. Heck, the brick I do my backups on isn't that...


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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