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Gaming
Hands-on review: WD_Black SN770 NVMe SSD Game Drive
Western Digital expands its WD_Black range of NVMe solid-state drives with the WD_Black SN770 Game Drive.
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Cloud
Synology launches new SAS drives for enterprise customers
Synology has launched its HAS5300 SAS enterprise hard drives, designed to meet growing demand for high-capacity, high-performance, and resilient storage systems.
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Manufacturing
The villain lurking in your PC - a cautionary tale
There’s likely something in your desktop PC just waiting to ruin your day.
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Servers
Western Digital adds top tech to data centre solutions
Worldwide availability of 16TB and 18TB capacities for Ultrastar HDDs, WD Gold HDDs and Ultrastar storage platforms.
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Storage
QNAP releases new NAS series for home users
The TS-x31K series NAS is designed for home and personal cloud storage for users who wish to build their own private clouds.
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OEM
Western Digital unveils 20TB mechanical HDDs
Select customers will be able to sample Western Digital’s 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD, with full production expected to begin in the first half of 2020.
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Network attached storage / NAS
Seagate delivers first EXOS 16TB HDD and new drive for SMB NAS
The company has also released the Ironwolf and IronwolfPro high capacity hard drives for home and SMB NAS.
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Disaster Recovery
Are hard disk drives damaged by smoke recoverable?
The old saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ is certainly an apt proverb in IT circles - ESET shares some advice for recovering smoke-damaged HDDs.
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Storage
Gallery: Seagate’s Singapore R&D facility pioneering storage innovations
The Shugart was completed in June 2015, spanning 440,000 square feet and capable of housing approximately 850 employees.
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Cloud
Toshiba pushes hard drive capacity further with 16TB CMR
The MG08 series hard disk drives are the industry's largest capacity conventional magnetic recording hard drive.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Crucial’s BX500 SSD gets the job done
The Crucial BX500 comes in two flavours, 240GB and 480GB, giving users a no-frills boost to their PC at a budget-friendly price.
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Toshiba
Synnex Australia and Toshiba partner to sell into A/NZ
Toshiba and Synnex Australia announced their collaboration for internal hard drive product sales and after-sales services for the A/NZ region.
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Surveillance
Western Digital announces product line geared for AI-powered video surveillance
According to IDC, the amount of big data exabytes generated by surveillance solutions is expected to grow by 25% per year through 2021.
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Drones
DJI’s Fly Drive gets airdropped into A/NZ
The Fly Drive can store over 60 hours of 4K 30fps video footage...
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Flash
How history will retell the flash storage story, and how we will look back at this transition
Make no mistake about it – the magnetic hard disk is being replaced by flash. Prepare for the future with this in-depth look into the flash story.
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Smartphone
Advancements in wireless tech drives computing devices market
Advances in WLAN, external hard disks, and keyboards is driving replacement of existing devices in the global computing devices market.
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Hard drive
Hands-on review: LaCie Mirror external hard drive
External hard drives are rarely objects of beauty. This isn’t the case with LaCie’s Mirror hard drive.
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University of Otago
Kiwi scientists make breakthrough in quantum computer storage
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Otago have achieved a major breakthrough in computer storage.
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RAID
What is RAID?
As many of us have already learned the hard way, the part of your computer that is most likely to crash is the hard drive.