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Toshiba keen on Fujitsu’s hard-drive business

With Western Digital tipped to be negotiating with Fujitsu over acquiring the latter’s hard-drive business, Toshiba has thrown its hat into the fray.  A Toshiba executive has told the Wall Street Journal that, if Fujitsu approached the company, they would consider putting in a bid of their own. 

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Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu and Western Digital are in the midst of negotiating a deal that would see the former hand over its entire hard-drive business as part of a  ¥70 billion to ¥100 billion (US$661 million to US$944 million) buy-out.  According to the Chinese-language Nikkei business daily, talks between the two companies have been in progress for some time now, with an agreement expected by the end of the year.

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Western Digital Caviar Green series HDD gets greener

Western Digital has updated and shipped its Eco-friendly Green Caviar drive better than ever. The second generation WD’s Caviar Green hard drives now consume 20 percent less power yet deliver 10 percent more in performance over the previous version.

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Western Digital Passport and Essential lines get larger capacities

Western Digital Passport and Essential lines get larger capacities

Western Digital announced the increase in capacity for their My Passport Elite and Essential lines on Monday. These portable USB drives now can store up to 500GB of data.  

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Western Digital ships 2.5-inch 500Gb, may reach 1TB by early 2010

The days of a bare one terabyte notebook-size drive could happen as early as beginning of 2010. Hard drive manufacturers like Western Digital, Fujitsu and Seagate are on their race to break the Terabyte boundary in 2.5-inch standard storage. We’ll get to that when the time comes, meanwhile you can get half of that capacity today with Western Digital Scopio Blue series.

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Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition USB RAID-1 array

Western Digital’s latest attempt to cash in on our general guilt over not backing up files is the My Book Mirror Edition.  Effectively bridging the gap between a traditional standalone USB hard-drive and a full-spec network-attached storage (NAS) device, the Mirror Edition still connects to a single computer via USB but automatically duplicates files across two hard-drives.  Both 1TB and 2TB versions are available.

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Western Digital working on 20,000rpm HDD to rival SSD

Last Friday, when Seagate announced its intention to build Enterprise-level SSDs, iSuppli analyst Krishna Chander described rival Western Digital as “too deeply lost” in traditional hard-drives.  Today, rumors are spreading that WD, far from being “lost”, are in fact planning a platter-based alternative to high-speed solid-state storage.  According to sources close to the hard-drive industry, WD are working on a new unit in the company’s Raptor range that would run at an astonishing 20,000rpm. 

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Western Digital Scorpio Black 7,200rpm notebook drives

Western Digital has unveiled its latest mobile hard-drives, the Scorpio Black range, and while they might not be rocking the solid-state bandwagon they’ve little to be ashamed of.  Available in capacities ranging from 80GB to 320GB, the 2.5-inch drives all spin at 7,200rpm and have 16MB cache; connectivity is via 3GB/s SATA.  However despite all that performance potential, Western Digital are saying that the new drives consume only the power demanded by a slower, 5,400rpm model.

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Western Digital VelociRaptor VR150 – insane performance from 2.5-inch drive

Western Digital know how to make a decent drive, and with the VelociRaptor VR150 they’ve shown they can create an eye-catching one too.  Proclaimed as the world’s first 2.5-inch Serial ATA drive with a 10,000rpm spindle speed, the unit sits inside a mean looking “IcePAK” drive caddy that performs double duty as a heatsink – courtesy of the thirteen cooling fins – and as an adaptor to make the VR150 compatible with standard 3.5-inch bays.  A good thing, too, as the $300 drive wouldn’t be much good in a laptop: at 15mm thick it’s almost double a standard 2.5-inch notebook drive.  Tech Report have been putting the VelociRaptor through its paces, to see whether the drive lives up to Western Digital’s performance promises.

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Western Digital My Passport Essential Colors – now in more colors than black

In fact, you get 10 colors to choose from. They are the same USB bus powered pocket sized external hard drives you’ve become accustomed to, the only difference is that now you can get them in a color to match you.

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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II – high speed high capacity storage for the creative pro in you

This external hard drive is directed at creative professionals and video editors who need a lot of fast storage space so they can do their work. This drive can certainly provide it and won’t be slowed by the interface by which it connects to your computer either since it has four of them.

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Western Digital Shipping new 640GB HDDs – now with 320GB per platter

Western Digital’s new WD Caviar SE16 drive has two platters with 320GB per platter inside making for 640GB total. Sure it’s a weird capacity, but if I can pick it up for the same, or close to the same price as a 500GB drive, then I like it.

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