Archive for «July, 2018»

94 Million to 96 Million HDDs Shipped in 1Q18 – Trendfocus
Only nearline sales remaining strong, WD slightly leader in front of Seagate, Toshiba losing market share
2018.07.17 | Press Release
History (1985): Failures Attributed to Computer Memories HDDs
10MB units sold by IBM for PCs
2018.06.29 | Press Release
History (1984): First 3.5-Inch HDD
MiniScribe 8425
2018.06.27 | 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
History (2004): HDD Areal Density Reaches 1Tb/Square Inch
New technologies promise densities up to 10Tb/square inch.
2018.06.08 | Press Release
History (1990): MR Read Head HDD Introduced
MR, GMR and TMR heads deliver successive increases in storage density.
2018.05.18 | Press Release
IBM Cloud Object Storage 12TB HDD Available
For Cloud Object Storage Slicestor 2584
2018.05.07 | Press Release
14TB HC530 HDD From Western Digital/HGST
In conventional magnetic recording with HelioSeal technology
2018.04.23 | Press Release
64 3.5-inch HDD Compared
From Seagate, Toshiba and WD
2018.04.11 | In Brief
Sharp Decline of WW HDD Market in 1Q18 – Trendfocus
Forecast of 94-95 million vs. 105 million former quarter, or -9 to -10%
2018.04.03 | Press Release
66,500 People Affected by Crashed HDD
Containing driver's licensing programs
2018.03.28 | In Brief
HDD vs. SSD – Backblaze (Part One)
HDDs will continue to be primary drives of choice for foreseeable future.
2018.03.22 | Press Release
Myths About IBM RAMAC, First HDD
One ton and 5MB of data: both values are incorrect.
2018.03.08 | Press Release
Interesting Dynamics in Cloud Demand for HDDs and SSDs in Asia – Trendfocus
Report analysts after their trip.
2018.03.08 | Press Release
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
IBM Cloud Object Storage 12TB HDD
For increased capacity
2018.02.19 | Press Release
Preliminary 4Q17 Results: HDD Shipments Flat Q/Q at 104-106 Million Q/Q -Trendfocus
403 million in 2017 down 5% from 2016
2018.01.17 | Press Release
Sound Waves Introduce Mechanical Vibrations Into HDD
Create resonance effect.
2018.01.03 | In Brief
Moore’s Law Realities for Recording Systems and Memory Storage Components: HDD, Tape, NAND, and Optical
Observation and Moore's law discussion demonstrated with data from 9-year storage trends, assembled from publically available industry reporting sources
2017.12.29 | In Brief
4Q17 HDD WW Shipments at 100-103 Million, SSD Pricing Showing Initial Downward Movement
Report following Trendfocus' trip in Japan, China and Singapore
2017.12.19 | Press Release
HDD Stolen From Law Faculty in Delhi University
Compiling attendance of faculty members and over 7,000 law students
2017.12.15 | 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
New HDD for IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize
2.4TB 10,000rpm 2.5-inch SAS unit
2017.11.22 | Press Release
IBM Power Systems With Disk Options
3.72TB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, 300GB and 600GB 15,000rpm HDDs
2017.10.17 | Press Release
Chapter on Magnetic Information-Storage Materials
Reviews current status of magnetic materials used in storage.
2017.10.17 | In Brief
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
Price Evolution of SSDs and HDDs Over Last 18 Months – PCPartPicker
For SSDs from 64GB to 2TB, HDDs from 1TB to 6TB
2017.09.07 | Press Release
Toshiba X300 8TB 3.5-Inch Internal HDD
4, 5, 6 and 8TB capacities, with 128MB cache
2017.09.01 | Press Release
2Q17 HDD Exabytes Rise to 159 Despite Lower Units Shipments of 96 Million – Trendfocus
Nearline HDD sales grow modestly to 10 million - upward trend expected to continue through 4CQ17
2017.08.16 | Press Release
HDD Cost/GB Calculated on 75,000 Drives
Average price decreased 26% from January 2015 to January 2017.
2017.07.18 | Press Release
Preliminary 2CQ17 HDD Results: 96 to 98 Million Units Shipped – Trendfocus
All three manufacturers project to post flat-to-lower results.
2017.07.14 | Press Release
Record of 2.4TB by Seagate for 10K 2.5-Inch HDD
15mm, 4 disks, 8 heads, 12Gb SAS, 5-year warranty
2017.06.05 | Press Release
18 NAS HDDs Tested – The
Excellent: Seagate IronWolf 4TB/10TB, Western Digital Red 3TB/6TB/8TB
2017.05.24 | In Brief
5% Quartely Decline of HDD and SSD Market in Q17 – Trendfocus
But rise 19% Y/Y.
2017.05.18 | Press Release
G-Drive USB-C 3.5-Inch External HDD From Western Digital/G-Technology
$450 (10TB), $350 (8TB) and $200 (4TB)
2017.04.21 | Press Release
Floyd Christofferson SVP Products, StrongBox Data Solutions
At SGI for ten years, managing storage and data management products
by Philippe Nicolas | 2017.04.06 | News
Curvature to Distribute HDDs in EMEA
SAS drives from 300GB to 4TB "up to 70%" off OEM list pricing
2017.03.23 | Press Release
Toshiba Fastest Growing HDD and SSD Vendor in 2016
But not leader in total number of units
2017.03.14 | Press Release
Maxtor HDD (Head-Crash) erfolgreich im Recovery Labor wiederhergestellt German
Von RecoveryLab
2017.03.14 | Press Release
Trendfocus Forecasts 1CQ17 HDD to Be Approximately 99 Million Units
Last 2-3 weeks of March will see manufacturing slow.
2017.03.10 | Press Release
424 Million HDDs Shipped in 2016 – Trendfocus
Down 9.5% from 2015
2017.02.22 | Press Release
4TB Toshiba and 8TB HGST HDDs Run Through 2016 Without Single Failure – Backblaze
But Seagate 4TB units with 14% failure rate
2017.02.02 | Press Release
Battle Between SSD and HDD Is Over – Yahoo!Tech
And winner is clear
2017.01.09 | In Brief
Warning Signs That HDD About to Fail – Cardwave
Cryptic messages, strange noises, unexplained disappearances, etc.
2016.12.27 | Press Release
SSDs Now Larger Than HDDs
Impact for your data
2016.12.23 | In Brief
HDD Supply/Components Tightening Up
Because of strength in nearline market
2016.11.30 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Backblaze HDD Failure Rates for 3Q16
Annualized failure rate of Seagate 8TB HDDs compares favorably to HGST 2TB HDDs.
2016.11.18 | Press Release
What SMART Stats Tell About HDDs? Backblaze
What if HDD could tell you it was going to fail before it actually did? Is that possible?
2016.11.02 | Press Release
112-114+ Million HDDs Shipped in 3Q16 – Trendfocus
Up 13-16% Q/Q, down 3%-6% Y/Y
2016.10.10 | Press Release
Intevac Got Multi-System HDD Order for 200 Lean Systems From Unknown Customer
For magnetic media sputtering
2016.10.10 | Press Release
Backblaze Updates Reliability Report, on 68,813 HDDs
Following acquisition of new Seagate 8TB drives looking good
2016.08.09 | Press Release
2CQ16 HDD Shipments Fall Below 100 Million Mark to 98.5 Million – Trendfocus
19% Q/Q growth for Toshiba, down 7% for WD and 6% for Seagate
2016.08.05 | Press Release
Seagate Now With Portfolio of 10TB HDDs Dubbed Guardian Series
For desktop, NAS and surveillance
2016.07.26 | Press Release
R&D: Smallest HDD to Date Writes Information Atom by Atom
500Tb per square inch, "500 times better than HDD currently available"
2016.07.25 | Press Release
WW HDD Shipments Approach 100 Million in 2Q16, Stable From 1Q16 – Trendfocus
Down around 17% Y/Y for Seagate, 12% for WDC but up 26% for Toshiba
2016.07.13 | Press Release
R&D: Next HDDs Could Be Based on Combination of Technologies Developed by A*STAR Researchers
Increasing performance by stacking data and tracking bits in separate layers
2016.07.07 | Press Release
HDD Vs. SSD – Kroll Ontrack
Which lasts longer?
2016.05.23 | Press Release
HDD Reliability Based on 114,155 Years of 61,590 Spinning Devices – Backblaze
HGST on top, beating Toshiba, WD and Seagate
2016.05.18 | Press Release
Why HDD Market Declining?
Kaizhong Gao, IBT Service, answers.
2016.05.02 | Press Release
Thailand’s HDD Exporters Bracing for Fall From Grace
See silver lining in cloud storage - for now
2016.04.27 | In Brief
Impact of Environmental Conditions on Reliability of HDDs
From nine Microsoft data centers for periods from 1.5 to 4 years
2016.04.19 | In Brief
Toshiba 2.5-Inch 7mm 500GB SATA HDD
With PMR and TMR, 5,400rpm, €50
2016.04.18 | Press Release
R&D: Simulation of HGA Vibration Characteristics Inside Helium-Filled HDD
Investigated filling gases in the HDD include air and helium
2016.04.18 | In Brief
External HDD Primary Option for Backup (51% – Down 17% From 2015)
And 23% considering cloud (increase of 5% from last year)
2016.04.13 | Press Release
Atrocious WW HDD Market in 1Q16 – Trendfocus
Units shipped down 20% Y/Y and 13% Q/Q
2016.04.08 | Press Release
Incredible Record of 100TB Into 3.5-Inch HDD With HAMR/Helium
Don't miss our comments.
2016.04.01 | Press Release | [with our comments]
WD PiDrive 314GB HDD Especially for Raspberry Pi Community
2016.03.21 | Press Release
Portable External HDDs From G-Technology
$130 (2TB) and $180 (3TB) for G-Drive mobile USB 3.0
2016.03.17 | Press Release
469 Million HDDs Shipped in 2015, 651 Million HDDs in 2010 – AnandTech
Average drive costs $60.
2016.03.11 | In Brief
Humidity Degrades HDD Reliability Significantly – Rutgers University / Microsoft
More substantial impact than heat
2016.03.10 | In Brief
Flash and HDD Make Peace and Disk Dominates Tape
Expects Western Digital in 2016.
2016.03.01 | Press Release
More Reliable HDDs Based on 56,224 Tested Units – Backblaze
In order from HGST, Toshiba, Seagate and Western Digital
2016.02.24 | Press Release
How Seagate Tests HDDs
In company's Longmont, CO R&D center
2016.02.11 | Press Release
Flash Memory Areal Densities Exceed Those of HDDs
With 3D or V-NAND at more than 1.3Tb per square inch
2016.02.09 | Press Release
4Q15 HDD Shipments Fall Below 115 Million – Trendfocus
3% Q/Q decline
2016.02.05 | Press Release
Toshiba Could Stop or Sell HDD Business
To concentrate on flash
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2016.01.26 | News
Seagate 8TB HDD for NAS Available at End of 1Q16
Qualified by Asustor, Qnap, Synology and Thecus
2016.01.19 | Press Release
Seagate Following HGST With Same 10TB Helium HDD
Alibaba and Huawei first customers
2016.01.14 | Press Release | [with our comments]
OWC: Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID With USB 3.1 Gen 1 and FireWire Ports
From $240 (2TB) to $698 (12TB)
2016.01.14 | Press Release
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Mobile HDD Only 9.6mm Height
2016.01.12 | Press Release
LaCie Porsche Design Drives With USB-C
Starting at $110 for mobile drive (1TB) and at $210 for desktop unit (4TB)
2016.01.12 | Press Release
HDD Shipments to Dip Slightly Sequentially in 4Q15 – Trendfocus
-2% to -3% Q/Q, and -17% to -18% Y/Y
2016.01.07 | Press Release
Mince Disque Arrow Type C avec USB 3.1 chez Storeva pour MacBook 12 pouces French
129€ avec un disque dur de 1To
2016.01.05 | Press Release
2016 Trends and Driving Forces in HDD and SSD
By Toshiba, involved in both products
2015.12.24 | Press Release
128GB SSD Pricing to Reach Parity With 500GB HDD in 2016 – Trenfocus
Which one notebook's buyers will choose?
2015.12.10 | Press Release
26 Million SSDs and 119 Million HDDs Shipped in 3Q15 – Trendfocus
Samsung and Western Digital leaders in each category, respectively
2015.12.04 | Press Release
Seagate PMR 8TB HDD for Surveillance Able to Capture 64 Cameras Simultaneously
Starting at around $325
2015.11.03 | Press Release
Which Are More Reliable HDDs Almong 49,056 Tested? – Backblaze
HGST global winner in front of Toshiba, Seagate and WD in 2015
2015.10.20 | Press Release
OWC: 3TB Mercury Elite Pro mini Bus-Powered HDDs Up to 3TB
2015.10.15 | Press Release
WW HDD Shipments to Be Up From 6% to 9% in 3Q15 From 2Q15 – Trendfocus
But down 18% to 20% Y/Y
2015.10.14 | Press Release
Capacity of SSD Shipped Equals 16% of Total HDD Exabytes in 2015 – Trendfocus
Not enough NAND supply
2015.10.09 | Press Release
HDD With Three Million Canadian B.C. Student Records Missing
Drive was not encrypted.
2015.09.25 | In Brief
Seagate Expands Portfolio of 3.5-Inch 8TB Hard Disk Drives With 6 Disks
With PMR Enterprise Capacity 3.5, PMR Enterprise NAS and SMR Kinetic HDD
2015.09.10 | Press Release
Seagate Works on Helium-Filled HDDs to Compete With HGST
Review of Seagate's Analyst Day by Trendfocus
2015.09.03 | Press Release
SP/ Silicon Power: Armor A85/A85M Portable HDD
500GB, 1TB and 2TB, encryption, shockproof, waterproof, pressure-resistant
2015.08.27 | Press Release
WD Black HDDs Expanded to 6TB at $294
7,200rpm, 128MB cache, dual stage actuator, 6Gb SATA, dual processor
2015.08.26 | Press Release
By JMicron, DRAM-Less 6Gb SATA SSD Controller
Sequential read data throughput at 500MB/s
2015.08.19 | Press Release
WD Delivers Ultra HD Movie Content For New Samsung TV Generation
With My Passport Cinema 4K Ultra HD HDD at $90 for 1TB
2015.08.12 | Press Release
Seagate Game External HDD for Xbox
2TB 2.5-inch unit at $110
2015.08.12 | Press Release