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Enterprise Line of Data Destruction HDD/SSD Devices From Security Engineered Machinery
Includes shredders and disintegrators.
2018.03.15 | Press Release
Myths About IBM RAMAC, First HDD
One ton and 5MB of data: both values are incorrect.
2018.03.08 | Press Release
Tosbiba MQ04 Series 2TB 2.5-Inch 6Gb SATA HDD for Notebooks
2 disks, 9.5mm height, 5,400rpm
2018.03.08 | Press Release
Magnecomp/TDK Assigned Patent
Head suspension assembly having PZT damper with non-uniform thickness
2018.03.06 | In Brief
SAE Magnetics and Headway Assigned Patent
ABS design with soft bumper pads for mitigating media damage and thermal erasure in HDD
2018.03.02 | In Brief
Best External Hard Drives
According to Amazon's hyperenthusiastic reviewers
2018.02.22 | In Brief
Minebea Assigned Patent
HDD and pivot assembly bearing device
2018.02.22 | In Brief
R&D: Swirly Skyrmions Could be Future of Data Storage
Scientists electrically detect magnetic swirls called skyrmions for first time.
2018.02.19 | Press Release
Availability of Media MASSter Solo-102 Pro Forensic by Intelligent Computer Solutions/JMR
Duplication system for forensic investigations, with acquisition/transfer speeds up to 70GB/min ($1,995)
2018.02.15 | Press Release
Adata HD710M and HD710A Pro External HDDs
Safeguard data with military-grade protection that surpasses IP68
2018.02.14 | Press Release
Toshiba Assigned Seven Patents
Magnetic disk device and high-frequency assist recording, disk, controller and control, disk and manufacturing, spiral write launch while servoing on reference guide spirals, magnetic disk, low-overhead storage of hibernation file in hybrid disk drive
2018.02.14 | In Brief
R&D: Distribution-Based Recording Model for HAMR
Investigation of how different parameters impact recording performance
2018.02.09 | Press Release
Verbatim Store’n’Go Secure Portable 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD With USB 3.1
Using AES 256-bit hardware encryption and built-in keypad for PIN code input, and including Nero Backup software for Windows
2018.02.08 | Press Release
R&D: Concatenated Coding Schemes for High Areal Density Bit-Patterned Media Magnetic Recording
Proposes new concatenated error correction coding scheme for 2-D magnetic recording (TDMR).
2018.02.08 | Press Release
R&D: Antiferromagnetically Coupled Media for MAMR
Investigates AFC media for MAMR, compares them with single-layer media, and examines prospects for multiple-layer recording system.
2018.02.05 | Press Release
R&D: Application of Updated Landau–Lifshitz–Bloch Equations to HAMR
Analysis of macro-spin magnetization dynamics described by LLB equation to issues in future magnetic recording which combined HAMR with bit-patterned media.
2018.02.01 | Press Release
R&D: Segmented Media and Medium Damping in Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording
Methodology of segmented media stack design for MAMR
2018.01.31 | Press Release
R&D: Scientists Catch Light Squeezing and Stretching Next-Gen Storage Material
Combining X-ray and electron data from two cutting-edge SLAC instruments, researchers observe rapid atomic response of iron-platinum nanoparticles to light, which could help control future magnetic storage devices.
2018.01.30 | Press Release
Western Digital Expand Mid-Range Series 3.5-Inches Air-Based HDDs
With 8TB Ultrastar 7K8, and 4-6TB Ultrastar 7K6 models
2018.01.23 | Press Release
4-Bay HDD Eraser for 2.5- or 3.5-Inch SATA Drives by
Meets DoD (5220.22-M) standards.
2018.01.23 | Press Release
Canvio Premium, 2.5-Inch Portable HDDs Up to 3TB From Toshiba
€136 for 2TB Canvio Premium,  €126 for 2TB Canvio Advance, €116 for 2TB Canvio Basics
2018.01.19 | Press Release
Seagate Joy Drive 1TB Portable 2.5-Inch HDD With in China
$99, for Android devices
2018.01.19 | Press Release
CES: Seagate Unveils LaCie Mobile HDD/SSD Solutions
Including DJI Copilot HDD ($349/2TB), Joy Drive ($99/1TB), Fast SSD ($99/250MB, $169/500MB and $349/1TB) and secure 2.5-inch HDD ($139 /2TB)
2018.01.18 | Press Release
CES: SecureData Launches USB 3.0 Hardware Encrypted SecureDrive Line
FIPS compliant design, military grade full disk 256-Bit AES hardware encryption, brute force destruct feature and data at rest protection
2018.01.12 | Press Release
CES: OWC Launches Thunderbolt 3-Integrated Products
Including ThunderBlade V4 external drive, Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 mobile drive, ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 3 Dual display adapters, and Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Windows and Mac
2018.01.11 | Press Release
R&D: Magnetisation Switching of ECC Grains in MAMR
Investigated using planar write head and exchange-coupled composite media
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.05 | News
R&D: Impact of Radius and Skew Angle on Areal Density in HAMR HDD
Study aims to investigate impact that factors such as skew, radius, and transition curvature have on areal density capability in HAMR HDD.
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.05 | News
R&D: Effects of Head Field and AC Field on Magnetization Reversal for MAMR
Investigated effects of head field and AC field on magnetization reversal using micromagnetic simulator
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.04 | News
Sound Waves Introduce Mechanical Vibrations Into HDD
Create resonance effect.
2018.01.03 | In Brief
R&D: Iterative Decoding of SOVA and LDPC Product Code for Bit-Patterned Media Recording
Proposed iterative decoding of iterative 2-D SOVA and LDPC product codes for BPMR
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.03 | News
R&D: Solid State Dewetting of Thin Plasmonic Films Under Focused cw-Laser Irradiation
Investigated effect of solid-state dewetting in Au thin films, as function of local temperature, film thickness and substrate adhesion
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.02 | News
Never Exceed 80% HDD Usage. But Why?
By consultant Roger Beck
2018.01.01 | Press Release
Defective External HDD
Vendor informed me that to avoid losing data, I would need to go to third party to retrieve the information stored on the disk.
2017.12.29 | In Brief
R&D: Noise Reduction in HAMR of Bit-Patterned Media by Optimizing High/Low Tc Bilayer Structure
Different configurations of soft magnetic material and amounts of hard and soft magnetic material tested and discussed.
2017.12.26 | In Brief
Seagate Innovates With Multi Actuator for HDD for Better Performance
Any interest?
2017.12.25 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Showa Denko Starts Shipping 3.5-Inch 1.5-1.8TB PMR Rigid Disk Media
For Toshiba 14TB 9-disk helium HDD with conventional magnetic recording
2017.12.25 | Press Release
Toshiba Sampling 2.5-Inch Enterprise 12Gb SAS HDD Up to 2.4TB
Rotating at 10,500rpm
2017.12.21 | Press Release | [with our comments]
HDD Stolen From Law Faculty in Delhi University
Compiling attendance of faculty members and over 7,000 law students
2017.12.15 | In Brief
Echostreams Innovative Solutions Assigned Patent
Hard disk quick release unit and replacement module
2017.12.13 | In Brief
Toshiba Following Western Digital/HGST With 14TB 3.5-Inch HDD
9 disks, helium based, 6Gb SATA, 7,200rpm, CMR and not SMR
2017.12.11 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Transcend USB StoreJet 200 Portable HDD for Mac
2TB, pre-formatted with HFS+ file system
2017.12.11 | Press Release
Riken Assigned Patent
Magnetic storage media and device
2017.12.11 | In Brief
Toshiba MD06ACA-V Series 3.5-Inch 6Gb SATA 10TB HDD for Surveillance Applications
6, 8, 10TB models, 7,200 rpm, 256MB buffer memory, 237MB/s data transfer rate
2017.12.07 | Press Release
Toshiba 10TB 3.5-Inch HDD for NAS
2017.12.06 | Press Release
Addonics Jasper II Portable 1:3 SATA HDD/SSD Duplicator
2017.11.30 | Press Release
Purchasing HDDs From China
May not be good idea.
2017.11.23 | In Brief
Recyling Storage Devices
iNEMI working with Seagate, IBM and several academics to develop ways to extending working life of HDDs and components
2017.11.23 | In Brief
HDD Shredder for Confidential Destruction From Harden Industries
Versatile HDDs shredders with different capacity
2017.11.23 | Press Release
New HDD for IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize
2.4TB 10,000rpm 2.5-inch SAS unit
2017.11.22 | Press Release
SP/Silicon Power A75 2.5-Inch USB 3.1 Slim Portable HDD
1TB and 2TB, 12.2mm height
2017.11.16 | Press Release
Seagate SkyHawk AI 3.5-Inch HDD for AI-Enabled Surveillance
$450 (10TB) and $350 (8TB)
2017.11.10 | Press Release
Seagate HAMR Vs. WD MAMR
Laser vs. microwave field
2017.11.10 | In Brief
WD HDD Manufacturing Equipment in Singapore to Be Sold
By GoIndustry DoveBid
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2017.11.10 | News
Best External HDDs for Mac – PCMagazine
CalDigit Tuff, LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 and Western Digital My Book best rated
2017.11.02 | In Brief
Backblaze HDD Stats for 3Q17
Zero failure for 1,240 10TB and 12TB drives recently added
2017.10.31 | Press Release
Addonics Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In External Removable Drive System With Hardware Encryption
$179 with USB 3.1
2017.10.30 | Press Release
R&D: World First for Reading Digitally Encoded Synthetic Molecules
Paves way for synthetic polymer storage of several kilobytes of data, roughly equivalent to page of text-just like first floppy disks.
2017.10.26 | Press Release
Seagate: HAMR Next Leap Forward Now
Will ship to key customers by end of 2018.
2017.10.25 | Press Release
Netgear Assigned Patent
Housing HDD using tray with anchoring strips
2017.10.23 | In Brief
Magnecomp Assigned Patent
Suspension having stacked D33 mode PZT actuator with constraint layer
2017.10.20 | In Brief
MAMR by Western Digital: New Technology to Increase Capacity of HDD
To reach 16TB by 2019 and 40TB by 2025
2017.10.17 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Article From Seagate: Heat Assisted Interlaced Magnetic Recording
Next gen HDD technology for areal density growth
2017.10.17 | In Brief
Western Digital Assigned Twelve Patents
Storage device detecting lasing threshold of laser by measuring protrusion effect, storage device detecting minimum stable fly height of head over disk, magnetic read apparatus having multiple read sensors, providing HAMR write, providing thin shields in multiple sensor array, PMR writer, magnetic writer having convex trailing surface pole and conformal write gap, HAMR having pole coupled with NFT, coat NFT area with highly thermal conducting material in HAMR structure, storage device modifying write operation when laser mode hop is detected, read sensor having insulating layer capable of use in two-dimensional magnetic recording, HAMR write apparatus having inverse tapered waveguide
2017.10.17 | In Brief
Toshiba Assigned Five Patents
Disk device and method of manufacturing, write reordering in hybrid disk drive, magnetic disk and data recording, disk drive and position correction, disk device and control method
2017.10.16 | In Brief
Seagate Guardian Series Portfolio With 12TB 3.5-Inch HDD
Including BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS
2017.10.12 | Press Release
SP/Silicon Power Armor A62 2.5-Inch USB 3.1 Rugged Portable HDD
Two models, from 500GB to 5TB
2017.10.12 | Press Release
R&D: Fast-Moving Magnetic Particles Could Enable new Form of Data Storage
Discovered phenomenon could provide a way to bypass limits to Moore’s Law.
2017.10.10 | Press Release
Best High-Capacity HDDs to Buy From £100
Seagate BarraCuda best value
2017.10.06 | In Brief
WW Historical Record Capacity for HDD: 14TB, by Western Digital/HGST
With host-managed SMR and helium
2017.10.04 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Showa Denko Starts Shipment of 2.5-Inch 1TB Hard Disk Media Platter
Adopted on Toshiba 1TB PMR HDD MQ04ABF100 7mm high
2017.10.04 | Press Release
Radboud Universiteit Assigned Patent
Magnetization reversal
2017.10.04 | In Brief
10TB HDD, Record for Toshiba
6Gb SATA MG06 series in 3.5-inch form factor
2017.10.02 | Press Release
R&D: University of Hamburg Reveals Stable Magnetic Bit of Three Atoms
Which can serve as a bit for magnetic storage of information.
2017.09.28 | Press Release
Western Digital 12TB 3.5-Inch 6Gb SATA WD Gold HDDs
2.5 million hours MTBF, with 4th generation HelioSeal technology
2017.09.21 | Press Release
Toshiba MQ04 Series 2.5-Inch 1TB 6Gb SATA Internal HDD
7mm high, 5,400rpm rotational speed, combined with 128MB buffer
2017.09.19 | Press Release
R&D: Heat Assisted Interlaced Magnetic Recording
27% increase in areal density over HAMR CMR
2017.09.19 | Press Release
R&D: Infrared Near-Field Transducer for HAMR
Strategy to realize higher performance storage devices
2017.09.18 | Press Release
2Q17 and Lifetime HDD Failure Rates at Backblaze
Annualized rates of 1,97% on 83,296 3.5-inch drives from 2013 to 2017
2017.09.13 | Press Release
World’s Highest Capacity HDD at 14TB From Toshiba
At end of year
2017.09.08 | In Brief
L2 Drive Assigned Patent
Active control of read/write head for reduced head-media spacing
2017.09.05 | In Brief
Toshiba X300 8TB 3.5-Inch Internal HDD
4, 5, 6 and 8TB capacities, with 128MB cache
2017.09.01 | Press Release
How Kroll Ontrack Recovered 99% of Data From Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Media was partially shredded and burnt beyond recognition.
2017.08.22 | Press Release
Peacekeepers International Assigned Patent
Electromagnetic storage devices having improved magnetic structure
2017.08.21 | In Brief
Toshiba Assigned Eight Patents
Disk device, magnetic recording and reading, storage device, controller, hybrid-HDD policy, writing spirals with accurate slope on disk drive media, measurement circuit for microwave assisted magnetic recording, disk device and storing data, storage controller
2017.08.10 | In Brief
SP/Silicon Power Launches Diamond D30 Portable 2.5-Inch USB 3.1 Gen 1 HDD
500GB/1/2TB for D3S Diamond D30, and 2/3/4/5TB for D3L models
2017.08.03 | Press Release
How NAS and Surveillance Drives Differentiates From Desktop HDDs?
By Rainer Kaese, senior manager business development storage products, Toshiba
2017.08.01 | Press Release
Kanguru: TAA Compliant UltraLock External HDD USB 3.0 Series With Physical Write Protect Switch
Starting at around $89 for UltraLock HDD model, $199 for SSD model
2017.07.27 | Press Release
R&D: Pulses of Electrons Manipulate Nanomagnets and Store Information
Scientists use electron pulses to create and manipulate nanoscale magnetic excitations that can store data.
2017.07.24 | Press Release
WD Media Assigned Three Patents
HAMR medium, NiFeX-based seed layer for magnetic recording media, HDD double lubrication layer
2017.07.20 | In Brief
R&D: Thermal Response Time of Media in HAMR
Optimizing thermal properties of heat sink layer is key to reducing variations in transient thermal process resulting from changes in linear speed.
2017.07.17 | Press Release
Storeva/MacWay: DriveDock USB-C pour SATA 2.5/3.5-Inch HDD/SSD French
50€, compatible avec les Mac Thunderbolt 3
2017.07.13 | Press Release
R&D: Dependence of Predicted HAMR Areal Density on Common Optimization Strategies
Optimization of track pitch in absence of track mis-registration increases values to, for case of perfect recording, 5Tb per square inch.
2017.07.12 | Press Release
Best External HDDs to Buy – Business Insider
Western Digital Elements 2TB HDD top pick
2017.07.11 | In Brief
HPE: Goodbye to HDDs
But not yet for all PCs
2017.07.10 | In Brief
Adata Updated External 2.5-Inch HD710 Pro and HD650 HDDs
Up to 4TB and USB 3.1 port
2017.07.07 | Press Release
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 External HDD
$80/€120 (1TB), $99.99/€190 (2TB), $130/ €260 (3TB) and $140/€300 (4TB)
2017.07.06 | Press Release
RecoveryLab: Datenrettung von POS Kassen-System in Ludwigshafen erfolgreich abgeschlossen German
Völlig unvermittelt gab die eingebaute Festplatte vom Typ WD3200AAKS ihren Dienst auf.
2017.07.04 | Press Release
L2 Drive Assigned Patent
Active control of read/write head for reduced head-media spacing
2017.06.27 | In Brief
Game Drive for PS4: 2TB External 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 HDD From Seagate
2017.06.23 | Press Release
Seagate: 8TB External 3.5-Inch USB 3.0 HDD for Xbox With USB Hub
2017.06.22 | Press Release