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HGST formally introduces its 10TB hard disk drive

HGST, a maker of hard disk drives that belongs to Western Digital, on Tuesday formally introduced the world’s first hard disk drive with 10TB capacity. The HDD was developed for active archive applications and is not designed to offer leading-edge performance. Moreover, to use it, owners of datacenters will need …

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Intel still committed to make new Itanium processors

Intel Corp. introduced its latest Itanium microprocessor code-named “Poulson” back in 2012 and since then the company has neither updated the lineup of its IA64 chips, nor revealed exact plans about future Itanium products. But while Intel has been consistently adding new reliability, availability and serviceability features to its Xeon …

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HGST’s 10TB HDD pictured, set to hit the market in Q2 2015

HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., has demonstrated its highly-anticipated 10TB hard disk drive at the Linux Foundation Vault trade-show in Boston, Massachusetts. The new drive is already in mass production and will be released commercially shortly. ZDNet has managed to picture the prototype of the 10TB SMR HelioSeal …

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Consumer HDD reliability report praises drives by HGST, again

Backblaze, a cloud-storage provider that uses consumer-class hard disk drives and extensive replication mechanisms to store data for its customer, has published yet another HDD reliability report. Just like the previous issue, Backblaze found that that desktop hard drives from HGST, a division of Western Digital Corp., are generally more …

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HGST’s 8TB hard disk drives are now available in retail

HGST began to ship its 8TB helium-filled hard disk drives to partners among makers of servers and storage equipment back in September. By now the new drives with unprecedented capacity have made it to retail, but their prices are so extreme that even computer enthusiasts will hardly buy them. HGST’s Ultrastar He8 …

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HDD Expert: Reliability of HDDs depends on manufacturing process

Failure rate of consumer-class hard disk drives is a point of concern for many, if not all computer enthusiasts who build PCs themselves. Apparently, failure rate of hard disk drives heavily depends on manufacturing processes of particular manufacturers. Last week a report from Backblaze, a cloud-storage provider that uses consumer-class …

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HGST: Mass production of 10TB HDDs to start in Q1 2015

Although HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., introduced its 10TB hard disk drive earlier this month, the company has never revealed when it plans to release the product commercially. This week a representative for HGST finally said that the company will start mass production of behemoth HDD in early 2015. …

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WD’s HGST introduces new 6TB, 8TB and 10TB hard disk drives

HGST, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., has introduced three new Ultrastar-series hard disk drives with 6TB, 8TB and 10TB capacity designed for data centre storage infrastructure. The new HDDs utilize WD’s latest technologies – including HelioSeal, new platters featuring perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology as well as all-new …

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First non-IBM Power8 servers set to emerge early in 2015

Last year IBM established the OpenPower consortium and opened up Power8 processor specifications and architecture to its partners. The goal of the organization is to create an eco-system of Power8-based servers designed for future data centers and cloud computing. The first fruits of the collaboration may become available already early …

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Hitachi adds 7200rpm 4TB HDD to its Deskstar family

Initially available through Japanese channels, Hitachi has outed a 7200RPM version of its 4TB Deskstar series HDD for folks seeking top end capacity with the best possible performance. Oddly however, despite there being 1TB platters available these days, Hitachi has chosen to stick with previous generation 800GB platters, meaning there …

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24TB hard drive capability developed by Hitachi

Hitachi are set to release information on the upcoming capability to release hard drives with capacities up to 24TB. We spotted this news story over at Hexus and wondered where it was all going to end. The research team has been working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development …

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4TB hard drive: Hitachi preps for launch

With its marriage to IBM in 2003, Hitachi claims to have been in the hard drive game for 50 years. For 2010, they’re about to get serious with the launch of Mars, the bringer of war. We’ve all got our ‘I remember when they launched the X capacity drive’ stories. …

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