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Mass Availability of WD’s Solid-State Hybrid Drive Slips to 2014

"Western Digital announced its solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD), storage devices that combine high-speed NAND flash memory and high-capacity rotating media, last September, but since the products are still in development, they will likely miss window of opportunity this year and will only become available in new notebook PCs in 2014."

WD sneaks into networking market

"Western Digital has sneaked its way into wireless home networking market and announced a couple of routers that will be a part of its newest My Net family lineup. The lineup includes a total of four different products and kicks off with My Net Switch, an 8-port Gigabit Switch that has Gigabit Ethernet support. Next in line is the My Net N600 HD dual-band router with combined data rate of up to 600Mbps (300Mbps per band), which also packs five ethernet ports and one USB port.

Seagate reportedly rejected WD takeover

"Bloomberg is reporting that hard drive maker Seagate has recently turned down a takeover proposal from Western Digital. It is believed that such a deal would have come under scrutiny from antitrust regulators and that it could prompted a management reshuffle, resulting in redundancies." | more

Patent lawsuit: "majority" of Seagate, WD drives infringing

"Rembrandt IP Management is "focused on attaining fair value for infringed patents," and it thinks it has two winning patents on its hands that could affect the entire US hard drive industry. Rembrandt today filed suit against both Seagate and Western Digital in federal court, alleging that most of their hard drives violate a pair of patents Rembrandt purchased from inventor Uri Cohen." | more

 
 
 

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WD Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review

"Today, Western Digital announces the world's highest density hard drive, as they reach the 3TB mark with their newest, 5th generation Caviar Green product. To go along with its massive storage capacity, the Caviar Green 3TB serves up a super-sized combination of reduced power consumption, lower operating temperature, and a quieter working environment. Read on to find out how well it performs and if it deserves to be on your upgrade list." | more

 
 
 

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WD Launches SLC-based SSD

This SSD has the SLC for your serious needs.

In addition to Western Digitals launch of its consumer-oriented SiliconEdge Blue SSDs, the storage company yesterday also announced the solid-state solution for industrial uses.

WD calls it the SiliconDrive N1x, a 2.5-inch SSD that uses single-level cell (SLC) memory.

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Western Digital RE3 1TB HDD rated  by 3dGameMan.com

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The Western Digital RAID Edition 3 (RE3) line of 3.5" SATA HDDs are available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 1TB. I'm reviewing the new 1Terabyte model. Western Digital RE3 1TB HDDs interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 1000GBs or 1TB, the average latency of 4.2ms, a rotation speed of 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 8.4W while being accessed and 7.8W when idle, the noise level is 28dBA to 33dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. Watch the video to find out more.


 

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The Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive interface is SATA 3 Gb/s, has a capacity of 300GBs, average latency is 3ms, a rotation speed of 10,000 RPMs, a 16MB buffer size, power consumption is 6.08W while being accessed and 4.53W when idle, the noise level is 29dBA to 36dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. If you're looking for the fastest SATA Hard Drive currently on the market, this is it! Watch the video to find out more...


 

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