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Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The capacity of solid state drives (SSDs) has been advancing steadily on traditional spinning hard drives over the last few years, and drive manufacturers haven’t been certain how much longer spinning drives could remain in the lead. Western Digital just surprised the storage industry by announcing its upcoming Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR) technology, which could keep the price per gigabyte of spinning drives lower than SSDs for at least the next decade. The odds ...

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Western Digital Launches World’s First 14TB Hard Drive

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You might recall a time not that long ago that a 1TB hard drive was considered gigantic. How far we’ve come. Western Digital has started shipping its newest and largest hard drive, the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. As the name suggests, this drive has a whopping 14TB of space. Not only that, it’s faster and more efficient than the 12TB drives Western Digital started shipping last year. Like many super-high-capacity spinning drives, this device is filled ...

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Western Digital Launches World’s First 14TB Hard Drive

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You might recall a time not that long ago that a 1TB hard drive was considered gigantic. How far we’ve come. Western Digital has started shipping its newest and largest hard drive, the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. As the name suggests, this drive has a whopping 14TB of space. Not only that, it’s faster and more efficient than the 12TB drives Western Digital started shipping last year. Like many super-high-capacity spinning drives, this device is filled ...

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Trump to say Western civilisation is at stake in Warsaw speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is to argue that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend Western freedoms, he will warn against the threats of “terrorism and extremism”. Poland’s conservative government shares Mr Trump’s hostile view of immigration and strong sense of sovereignty. Mr Trump is in Poland ahead of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. “Because as the Polish experience reminds ...

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

Western Digital is typically thought of as a traditional HDD manufacturer more than an SSD firm, but the company’s joint NAND flash venture with Toshiba is designed to change that. Today, that work appears to have paid off in a significant way with two separate announcements. First, WD claims that it will begin sampling 96-layer NAND flash by the end of this year, with early commercial volumes ramping up in 2018. That’s a significant achievement, given that Intel just announced commercial shipments of 64-layer NAND earlier this week, but the ...

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Over the last few years, we’ve seen helium-filled hard drives go from an out-there idea to a shipping solution. Until now, however, these drives were effectively confined to the enterprise market, where high capacities and reliability are paramount. The high storage capacity of helium drives has helped differentiate them from SSDs, since hard drives still have vastly lower prices per GB than any solid state storage on the market, but consumer access has been slower to roll out. Western Digital did ship 8TB drives in its Red and Purple product ...

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Manu Ginobili's 'first' puts Spurs one game away from Western finals

3:07 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — When you’re 39 and a future Hall of Famer, not many firsts come your way anymore on the court; especially when you’re a four-time NBA champion in Year 15 of a career fast coming to a close. But in this case, Manu Ginobili‘s “first” snuffed out James Harden‘s last attempt at tying up Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, preserving San Antonio’s 110-107 overtime victory. See, the play actually marked the first time Ginobili has ever blocked Harden’s shot. It’s a feat accomplished ...

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Iraq announces offensive against IS in western Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of an offensive to drive so-called Islamic State out of the western part of Mosul. Government troops and allied militia retook the eastern side of the city, the last major IS stronghold in Iraq, earlier this year. But the western side, with its narrow streets, may prove a bigger challenge. The UN has warned that the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in the city is a key priority. Leaflets warning residents of an imminent offensive were earlier dropped ...

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Western Digital, Toshiba announce first 512Gbit 64-layer TLC 3D-NAND

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Toshiba and Western Digital have jointly announced that they intend to commercialize 512Gb 3D NAND with 64-layer stacks by the second half of this year. NAND prices per GB could be headed for a significant reduction if both WD and Samsung can get new 64-layer chips into full production. The post Western Digital, Toshiba announce first 512Gbit 64-layer TLC 3D-NAND appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechExtremeTech

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Aleppo: George Osborne attacks 'vacuum' of Western leadership

George Osborne has told MPs that they share some responsibility for the terrible events happening in Syria. The ex-chancellor said the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo had not “come out of a vacuum” but was due to “a vacuum of Western and British leadership”. Parliament had helped enable a “terrorist state” to emerge by voting against military intervention against the Assad regime in 2013, he said. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Assad had been left “to do his worst”. Speaking in an emergency debate about the conflict in Aleppo, Mr Johnson ...

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