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CES: OWC Reveals 2019 Family of Mercury Elite Pro Mini External 2.5-Inches USB 3.1 Gen 2 and eSATA HDD and SSD
$75 (diskless), from $110 (1TB) to $500 (4TB)
2019.01.18 | Press Release
Best External HDDs for Mac
1/ WD 4TB My Passport USB-C/A, 2/ LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3, 3/ Samsung T5 Portable SSD
2019.01.18 | In Brief
R&D: Curie Temperature Modulated Structure to Improve Performance in HAMR
Due to graded Curie temperature, DC noise can be reduced compared to structure where no temperature gradient is considered.
2019.01.16 | Press Release
Toshiba: 16TB MG08 HDDs
With helium sealed CMR, 9 platters
2019.01.10 | Press Release
R&D: Characterizing Curvature in HAMR Using Spin-Stand Imaging
Transitions from one bit to next are curved due to practical geometry considerations.
2019.01.10 | Press Release
R&D: Viscoelastic Lubricant Deformation and Disk-to-Head Transfer During HAMR
One of challenges in HAMR is formation of write-induced head contamination at near-field transducer.
2019.01.09 | Press Release
R&D: Near-Tc Ferromagnetic Resonance and Damping in FePt-Based HAMR Media
Data suggest that at temperatures 10–45K below Curie temperature, two-magnon scattering and spin-flip magnon-electron scattering make comparable contributions to ΔH.
2019.01.08 | Press Release
NetApp Tests HAMR HDD Successfully
Will begin to integrate drive in products when entering into production.
2019.01.07 | Press Release
R&D: Design Spin-Injection-Layer in All-in-Plane Spin-Torque-Oscillator for Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording
Materials with smaller saturation magnetization in SIL reduce Jc
2019.01.07 | Press Release
R&D: Micromagnetic Study of Media Noise Plateau in HAMR
Relationship between integrated media noise power and linear density in HAMR is discussed.
2019.01.04 | Press Release
R&D: Model for Predicting Transition Curvature in HAMR
Transition curvature in HAMR can limit linear recording density and reduce readback signal amplitude.
2019.01.03 | Press Release
Buffalo Assigned Patent
HDD predicting probability of failure
2018.12.26 | In Brief
R&D: Major Step Closer to Viable Recording Material for Future HDDs From Amity University
By tweaking iron-platinum alloy, group of researchers in India are trying to clear few hurdles slowing material’s viability as future perpendicular recording media.
2018.12.25 | Press Release
Toshiba 4TB 2.5-Inches Canvio USB 3.0 Portable HDD
Including Advance, Basics and Ready series, with support Windows and Mac OSs
2018.12.13 | Press Release
Toshiba: 12TB and 14TB Models of N300 NAS and X300 Performance HDD Series
Use helium-sealed design, deliver sustained data transfer speeds up to 260MB/s for 14TB or up to 253MB/s for 12TB models.
2018.12.12 | Press Release
Milestone: Seagate Achieves 16TB Capacity on Internal HAMR 3.5-Inches HDD Test Units
Beyond 20TB in 2020
2018.12.05 | Press Release
Professors Studying How to Fit More Data Into Less Space
Two WSU associate professors received $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop computer technology to read tightly-packed information on HDDs while limiting error rates.
2018.12.03 | In Brief
Data Recovery Service Now Offered by Buffalo Americas
For company's HDDs and NAS
2018.11.30 | Press Release
Hard Drive and SSD Storage Cyber Monday 2018 Deals
SanDisk, Samsung, Toshiba and Western Digital have products in this list
2018.11.28 | In Brief
WD Media Assigned Patent
HAMR media structure
2018.11.23 | In Brief
Best External HDDs
On top 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim
2018.11.21 | In Brief
Headway Technologies (TDK) Assigned Patent
Magnetic pulse recording scheme in PMR
2018.11.20 | In Brief
Bull Assigned Patent
Improving reliability of storage in HDD comprising plurality of platters
2018.11.13 | In Brief
Seagate And IBM Together To Fight HDD Counterfeiting
With Blockchain and security technologies
2018.11.12 | Press Release
Quanta Computer Assigned Patent
Hard drive carrier with reduced airflow-induced vibrations
2018.11.02 | In Brief
Nidec Assigned Patent
Cast base including lower surface structure and disk drive
2018.10.31 | In Brief
Seagate SkyHawk Health Management for Surveillance HDD
Embedded drive monitoring software designed for data, prevention, intervention, and recovery with Skyhawk and SkyHawk AI surveillance-optimized HDDs in NVR and DVR environments
2018.10.30 | Press Release
Adata HD680 and HV320 USB 2.5-Inches Portable HDDs
Up to 5TB, with AES encryption
2018.10.26 | Press Release
Toshiba Assigned Seven Patents
Magnetic disk, techniques for clearly distinguishing between neighboring spirals in SSW, spiral-based self-servo-write on single disk surface, magnetic disk device and write processing, disk device and manufacturing, HDD and head positioning, magnetic disk drive and recording head control
2018.10.26 | In Brief
WW Record Beaten by Western Digital on HDD: 15TB
Following 14TB by WD, Seagate and Tohiba
2018.10.25 | Press Release | [with our comments]
R&D: Future Data Storage Technology – Extremely Small Magnetic Nanostructures With Invisibility Cloak Imaged
Novel concept to store data magnetically is to send magnetic bits back and forth in memory chip via current pulses
2018.10.24 | Press Release
Buggy Software in Storage Drives Can Let Hackers Read Private
On NetGear Stora, Seagate Home and Medion LifeCloud
2018.10.23 | In Brief
R&D: Partially Pole-Embedded Transducer for HAMR
Analysis suggests that magnetic write pole-embedded transducer potentially may provide attractive path toward higher linear densities with HAMR.
2018.10.23 | In Brief
Hongfujin Precision Electronics Assigned Patent
Mounting apparatus for HDD and electronic device
2018.10.15 | In Brief
Best HDDs for Gaming 2019 – TechNewsToday
First one being Western Digital Black series
2018.10.10 | In Brief
Delphi Memory Technologies Assigned Patent
Dynamic multiple actuator drive data access
2018.10.09 | In Brief
Magnecomp Assigned Patent
Multi-layer PZT microactuator with active PZT constraining layer for DSA suspension
2018.10.01 | In Brief
La redevance sur la copie privée toujours là mais à la baisse au 1er Octobre French
30€ pour les disques de 3To et plus
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2018.10.01 | News
Adata HD830 5.25-Inches USB 3.1 Rugged External HDD
2, 4 and 5TB
2018.09.19 | Press Release
Seagate: 14TB 3.5-Inches IronWolf and IronWolf Pro, BarraCuda Pro, SkyHawk and ExosX14 HDD
$530 and $600 for IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB, $580 for BarraCuda Pro 14TB, $510 for SkyHawk14TB and $615 for Exos X14
2018.09.18 | Press Release
Best HDDs for Gaming – Appuals
Winner: Seagate FireCuda 2TB
2018.09.11 | In Brief
Min Airk Technology Assigned Patent
Low wear debris polyoxymethylene composition and ramp made of such polyoxymethylene composition suitable for various HDD designs
2018.09.10 | In Brief
Toshiba 12TB and 14TB 3.5-Inch Helium-Sealed 12Gb SAS HDD
Using 9 disks
2018.09.06 | Press Release
R&D: HAMR’s Extensibility to High Linear and Areal Density
Grain-size media allows linear recording densities of up to 4,000 kbpi, and areal densities in 3-4Tb per square inch range can be extrapolated based on geometrical scaling.
2018.09.04 | Press Release
Magnecomp Assigned Patent
HDD head stack assembly having height-controlled suspension circuit tail tack
2018.08.31 | In Brief
Best Portable HDD – Engadget
2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim
2018.08.27 | In Brief
R&D: Optical and Thermal Designs of Near Field Transducer for HAMR
Studies point to different directions that performance of NFT can be improved.
2018.08.22 | Press Release
HAMR, MAMR, Vacuum and Thinner Disks Drive HDD
Report on advancing HDD technology
2018.08.17 | In Brief
New HDD Drive Technologies Offer Stiff Competition for NAND
For high-performance server and storage
2018.08.10 | In Brief
Toshiba Reveals 12TB and 14TB 3.5-Inch Helium HDDs for NAS
Workload ratings of up to 180TB/year, MTTF of one million hours
2018.08.06 | Press Release
Cheung Woh Technologies Assigned Patent
Forming HDD base plate with extended height
2018.08.03 | In Brief
Giga-Byte Technology Assigned Patent
Hard disk tray and rack assembly
2018.08.02 | In Brief
R&D: Effect of Recording Conditions on Downtrack Thermal Gradient in HAMR
Breakdown of contribution of different conditions and properties considered on DTG is presented.
2018.08.01 | Press Release
R&D: Nanostructure, Structural Stability and Diffusion Characteristics of Layered Coatings for HAMR Head Media
Investigation suggests that further optimization of developed layered coatings can provide viable solution to thermal damage of HAMR heads.
2018.07.31 | Press Release
Allone Solution Assigned Patent
Accessing hybrid HDD
2018.07.24 | In Brief
R&D: Step Closer to Single-Atom Storage
Research in miniaturization of magnetic bits has focused heavily on magnetic bistability.
2018.07.17 | Press Release
Carnegie Mellon University Assigned Patent
L1.sub.0-ordered MnAl thin films with high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy
2018.07.17 | In Brief
R&D: Smallest-Ever Magnetic Vortexes Mark Step Toward New Digital Memory
Effect of size confinement on skyrmionic properties of MnSi nanomagnets
2018.07.16 | Press Release
R&D: Setting Write Spacing in HAMR
Demonstrated on spinstand and implemented into HAMR drives
2018.07.13 | Press Release
Toshiba Assigned Eleven Patents
Magnetic disk, using head amplifier circuit for pattern dependent write, disk device with stopper for movable member, controller, correcting mounting position of disk device on rack, accurate repeatable runout compensation in HDDs during seeks, calibration spiral to improve guide spiral placement, magnetic disk device and write method,control, head and HDD, magnetic disk and write processing
2018.07.13 | In Brief
History (1994): Maxtor MobileMax
PCMCIA HDD with first fluid dynamic bearing spindle motor
2018.07.12 | Press Release
ASM240 Degausser From ProDevice
Data deletion for disks, tape, floppy
2018.07.06 | Press Release
R&D: Dynamic Performance of Head-Disk Interface in HAMR
Using molecular dynamics simulation method
2018.07.06 | Press Release
Toshiba 14TB MG07ACA HDD Available on Select Supermicro Storage Servers
Following qualification
2018.07.05 | Press Release
R&D: Systematic Evaluation of MAMR
Signal-to-Noise Ratio compared under different recording media anisotropy field while maintaining same linear density
2018.07.04 | Press Release
Entrotech Assigned Patent
Laminate-wrapped HDDs
2018.07.04 | In Brief
R&D: Nanocavity Induced Light Concentration for Energy Efficient HAMR Media
Highly scalable for thinner FePt layers and shorter wavelengths to be used in future HAMR technologies.
2018.07.03 | Press Release
Williams Data Management Introcuces
Certified mobile document and HDD shredding service serving Southern California
2018.06.28 | Press Release
Allone Solution Assigned Patent
Handshaking method of hybrid HDD
2018.06.28 | In Brief
Hutchinson Assigned Patent
HDD suspension assembly
2018.06.27 | In Brief
Western Digital Purple 12TB Surveillance HDD With AllFrame AI Technology
$479 (12TB) and $399 (10TB)
2018.06.26 | Press Release
ECO Data Recovery in Florida Saves Customers HDDs
With confidentiality of data
2018.06.26 | Press Release
Dropbox Develops Future of Cloud Infrastructure With SMR Technology Deployment For Magic Pocket
Deploying SMR at exabyte scale, to provide open-source software enabling other enterprises to follow suit
2018.06.22 | Press Release
Dropbox Qualified Western Digital SMR 14TB Ultrastar s14 HDD for Magic Pocket Custom-Built Storage Infrastructure
SMR drive for exabyte scale
2018.06.19 | Press Release
R&D: Dynamic Performance of Head-Disk Interface in HAMR Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation Method
Formation height is smaller than breaking height, but these values closer when operational temperature is higher.
2018.06.15 | Press Release
R&D: Sources and Impact of Media Thermal Fluctuations in HAMR
Found to lead to sizeable jitter, whose amplitude is proportional to roughness amplitude and reduces at small roughness wavelengths
2018.06.14 | Press Release
Leidos Assigned Patent
Automated hardware compatibility testing of multiple SATA HDDs with multiple motherboards
2018.06.14 | In Brief
R&D: Microstructure Analysis on Size Distribution During Film Growth in HAMR Media
Experimental modeling study of depositing FePt on continuous carbon layer at elevated temperature was conducted to understand nucleation and growth process.
2018.06.13 | Press Release
Helium Factor and HDD Failure Rates – Backblaze
Slightly lower for helium than for air-filled drives
2018.06.11 | Press Release
Tshinghua Unversity Assigned Patent
Magnetic head, hard disk and method for transferring two-dimensional atomic crystal layer to head slider of magnetic head
2018.06.08 | In Brief
Sonic and Ultrasonic Attacks Damage HDDs and Crash OSs
By playing sounds over low-cost speakers
2018.06.01 | In Brief
CeBIT: Toshiba MG07ACA Series 14TB 3.5-Inch 6Gb SATA Server HDD
9-disk helium-sealed design with conventional magnetic recording (CMR)
2018.05.31 | Press Release
Seagate and HTC VIVE Unveil Virtual Reality Power Drive
1TB, with integrated MicroB cable, USB-C adapter and built-in battery
2018.05.30 | Press Release
Commercial Records Center Makes HDD Data Unrecoverable
Through destruction service in El Paso, TX
2018.05.25 | Press Release
IBM Cloud Object Storage 12TB HDD Available
For Cloud Object Storage Slicestor 2584
2018.05.07 | Press Release
Backblaze Stats for 1Q18: 98,046 HDDs Tested
10TB Seagate, 6TB WD, 5TB Toshiba and 4TB HGST units with no failures at all
2018.05.04 | Press Release
Toshiba Unveils 10TB S300 Video Surveillance HDD and 3TB Video Stream HDD Series
Up to 7,200rpm with maximum data transfer speed of 248 MB/s, and up to 180TB/year for S300 Surveillance HDD
2018.04.27 | Press Release
R&D: Scientists Introduce Storage of Future
New molecule magnet design that would bring high-density, nanoscale storage into realm of possibility
2018.04.26 | Press Release
Toshiba: 10TB N300 NAS and X300 Performance Internal HDDs, and 2TB L200 Laptop and 3TB P300 Desktop HDDs
Including color labeling for each HDD: N300 in gold NAS label, X300 in silver performance label, and both P300 and L200 in red desktop/laptop PC label
2018.04.25 | Press Release
R&D: SMRC, Endurable SSD Cache for Host-Aware Shingled Magnetic Recording Drives
Experimental results show that SMRC can reduce SSD write traffic and improve system performance.
2018.04.25 | Press Release
14TB HC530 HDD From Western Digital/HGST
In conventional magnetic recording with HelioSeal technology
2018.04.23 | Press Release
Adata 2.5-Inch HV300 and HD330 USB 3.1 External HDDs
1TB to 5TB with HDDtoGO software including AES-256 encryption
2018.04.19 | Press Release
NAB: LaCie (Seagate) Announced Rugged RAID Pro (4TB, $349)
As well as Collective, creative professional community
2018.04.13 | Press Release
NAB: OWC Showcased Several Thunderbolt 3 Products
Including ThunderBlade, Envoy Pro EX (VE), ThunderBay 4, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 3 Dock (Windows and Mac), Mercury Elite Pro Quad, and Mercury Helios FX eGPU
2018.04.12 | Press Release
64 3.5-inch HDD Compared
From Seagate, Toshiba and WD
2018.04.11 | In Brief
OCP Summit: Seagate Unveiling 14TB Helium-Based ExosX14 3.5-Inch HDD
Same record capacity already reached by Toshiba and Western Digital
2018.03.29 | Press Release
66,500 People Affected by Crashed HDD
Containing driver's licensing programs
2018.03.28 | In Brief
OCP Summit: Seagate MACH.2 Multi Actuator Technology With Throughput Record
2018.03.27 | Press Release
Overland-Tandberg With RDX 5TB Removable Disk Media
Starting at €635/$739
2018.03.26 | Press Release
Datarecovery: Der Winter ist zurück German
Vorsicht vor Datenverlust durch Kondensat
2018.03.26 | Press Release