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Western Digital WD Red brings 10TB helium drives to NAS

Western Digital WD Red brings 10TB helium drives to NAS

SSDs may have the advantage of reliability, but the costs of production keep them from becoming the go to solution for large scale storage, like NAS drives. Hard drives, on the other hand, can reach oodles of terabytes but have relatively shorter lifespans. That's why hard drive makers have turned to helium-based designs to bridge the gap. Like the new WD Read and WD Red Pro drives that offer reliable 10 TB of storage perfect for NAS systems.

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Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

The new MacBooks, especially the new MacBook Pros, are probably the most controversial MacBooks yet. The smaller models ditched all but one USB-C port while the Pros ditched all ports in favor of all Thunderbolt 3's. That said, the decision had one positive side effect on the computing industry as a whole. More and more accessory and peripheral makers are jumping on the USB-C train to become compatible with the new MacBooks. Like this G-technology G-DRIVE USB-C device from Western Digital that brings not only external storage but also power to the MacBook.

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Western Digital My Passport SSD is maker’s fastest portable drive

Western Digital My Passport SSD is maker’s fastest portable drive

Western Digital has taken the wraps off what it says is its fastest portable drive ever, the My Passport SSD. This presents a new category of external drives for Western Digital customers, one that features a solid state drive rather than a hard drive. The company says this model is palm-sized with rapid speeds and a durable body for safe, fast data storage and access. Among its other features, this new drive has a USB-C port for use with compatible computers.

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SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

At CES 2017 today, Western Digital's SanDisk brand announced two new high-speed mobile storage products, including a microSD card and a USB flash drive. The first is the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition, the first such card to meet the new Application Performance Class 1 (A1) standard. With this microSD card, smartphone users can take advantage of not just increased storage capacity, but greatly improved speed for loading apps and saving media.

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Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital has a slew of new product announcements to make today, announcing redesigns for two lines of external hard drives and revealing two new internal solid state drives. The company is teaming up with fuseproject to give the My Passport and My Book lines something of a refresh, while at the same time introducing its new WD Blue and WD Green SSDs.

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro devices launch with up to 3TB

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro devices launch with up to 3TB

Western Digital has a new line of storage devices for creative users and others who produce a lot of content. Called the My Passport Wireless Pro, these devices are part of the WD Pro Series and offer wireless data transfers and storage in capacities up to 3TB. Western Digital says it designed the devices specifically for the “creative community,” such as photographers who take a ton of photos and need a way to offload them from their cameras.

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Western Digital’s 314GB drive offers RPi a low-power solution

Western Digital’s 314GB drive offers RPi a low-power solution

The Raspberry Pi, in all its incarnations, have become a darling within the hacker and hobbyist community. That's due to the little board's potential and affordability. The RPi alone, however, isn't capable enough for all the magical things you might want to make it do. That's were all the connectors and accessories and extra storage space comes in. Western Digital, one of the bigger names in the digital storage industry, is trying to woo this growing market of makers and tinkerers and has announced a 314GB PiDrive designed specifically with the Raspberry Pi's constraints in mind.

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WD’s Ultrastar He10 is world’s first 10TB Helium-filled HDD

WD’s Ultrastar He10 is world’s first 10TB Helium-filled HDD

Remember the days when a 1 TB hard drive was still a rare and expensive treasure? Well, now we're entering into the realm of double digits. And more than that, we're also injecting helium into them. That's exactly what Western Digital is boasting about as it announced the Ultrastar He10, what it bills as the world's first 10 TB hard drive that uses Helium instead of the traditional, plain air inside. Not only does it offer an extraordinarily huge amount of storage space, it also offers the lowest power consumption and highest reliability raiting, says WD.

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WD self-encrypted HDDs have security flaws claims report

WD self-encrypted HDDs have security flaws claims report

Western Digital (WD) has a full line of self-encrypting hard drives and a new report has been published that claims these drives are rife with security issues. According to a report written by Gunnar Alendal and Christian Kison from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, the security issues are so significant that any attacker with physical access can retrieve the data with minimal effort.

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Western Digital to purchase SanDisk for $19B

Western Digital to purchase SanDisk for $19B

It seems the ultimate digital storage products company has just been formed, as Western Digital has announced its acquisition of SanDisk for roughly $19 billion. With its wide range of hard drives and solid state drives (SSD), Western Digital is already the world's largest manufacturer of digital storage items, while SanDisk is seen as the third largest flash memory companies in the world.

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WD My Book Pro RAID storage hides up to 12TB capacity

WD My Book Pro RAID storage hides up to 12TB capacity

WD has unveiled a new external storage device for computer users that aims to be incredibly fast and offer lots of storage capacity. The device is called the MyBook Pro and it is a RAID storage array that uses Intel Thunderbolt 2 technology to deliver data transfer rates of 435 MB/s making it the fastest external solution that WD has offered to date.

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Western Digital adds four members to My Cloud NAS products

Western Digital adds four members to My Cloud NAS products

With the amount of information available at our fingertips these days, we just can't have enough storage. And more than that, we need access to them anywhere, whether just in the next room or in another city. That is why data storage manufacturers like Western Digital are increasing their line of "personal cloud" solutions, in other words, Network Attached Storage or NAS. Western Digital has just announced four additions to its NAS line, dubbed the My Cloud family, including two from a completely new Business series.

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