While the personal computer industry is still trying to make the massive transition from mechanical Hard Drives to Solid State Drives, a new entrant has jumped into the fray to tilt the balance towards the newer technology’s favour.
For years now, SSDs have lurked in the shadows, and because of technological constraints have trailed HDD’s in terms of storage space, but all of this is about to change now. Meet Fixstars SSD-13000M.
This dull looking SSD from Fixstars comes with a massive 13TB of NAND-based flash memory, and is the biggest SSD so far. Put that in context with the fact that the biggest 2.5 Inch HDD available in the market is a 10 TB [...]
Seagate was the first with its Momentous Hard drives last year, a hybrid drive which uses a mix of SSD along with traditional HDD to speed up operations. Now the company has bumped up its lineup with the next-gen Momentous hard drives. This time around the storage has been increased to a total of 750GB Minus a Nand flash partition which has been upped from 4GB to 8GB.
Price is expected to be in Rs. 10,000/- mark at launch, and the drive promises incredible boot up and application startup times.
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Western Digital had announced its plans to buy Hitachi’s (or Acquire) Hard Drive business for a total of 4.3 Billion US $. Regulators only approved the Western Digital deal after assurances that the company would sell off some its production assets, including a manufacturing plant, and transfer some intellectual property to the new unit being put on the auction block.
So as soon ad WD can sell off their existing plant, they will be ready to take over Hitachi’s units.
Folks over at HotHardware decided to put all the new 3TB HDDs to test and up to their claims. The Seagate Barracuda XT came out like a winner from the whole fight, considering it has an 4GB ssd built onto the platter, it was quite obviously leading.
Check out the full test at link below
WD is one of the worlds best hard drive manufacturing and selling companies and they have just announced a deal to acquire one of its primary competitors, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Steve Milligan, president and chief executive officer of Hitachi GST, will join WD at closing as president. In the deal the acquisition will include $3.5 billion in cash and $750 million in WD common stock.
The takeover is said to be finalized by Q3 2011.
Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Combination of Hard Drive Companies Will [...]
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