Seagate has decided that the world needs hard drives which can store 8TB.
The 8TB HDD comes five months after Western Digital had released the first ever 6TB HDD, so the company clearly thinks we are running out of space.
Apparently the 8TB HDD comes in the 3.5-inch form factor and features a SATA 6Gbps interface and multi-drive RV tolerance which makes it suitable for data centres. more»
Shipments of mechanical hard drives are steadily declining, confirming what everyone in the industry knew already – the PC market is losing steam.
Seagate saw its Q2 shipments drop 3.2 percent over Q1, to 53.9 million drives. Toshiba lost some market share and shipped 19.6 million units. more»
Western Digital has announced the world’s thinnest 1TB 2.5-inch drive. The new Blue series drives are already shipping and they are available in capacities ranging from 320GB to 1TB.
However, it’s not the thinnest thing around. Both WD and Seagate are making a lot of noise about their new 5mm drives, but they max out at 500GB. more»
European outfits don’t seem to be gobbling up nearly as many hard drives as they should. According to consultancy firm Futuresource, shipments have gone from bad to worse over the past two years.
The total capacity purchased last year dropped year-on-year for the first time in history and there are no signs of recovery yet. more»
Every office has them and although paperless offices are the new black, copy machines will probably be around for years to come. However, thousands of old copies stored on hard drives will also stick around.
Most copy machines built in the last decade have a hard drive and can store thousands of documents scanned, copied or emailed using the machine. more»