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Seagate�s Roadmap: The Path to 120 TB Hard Drives

Seagate revealed its plans to produce ~50 TB hard drives by 2026 and 120+ TB HDDs after 2030. It is extremely important to keep them competitive with SSDs.

MAMR and HAMR technologies can boost capacity of HDDs

MAMR and HAMR are new techniques for writing data that use lasers and microwaves and allow manufacturers to boost capacity as high as 60TB per drive.

Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 100x HDD Server

Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 is a standard depth 5U rack server with the industry's highest storage density built for complex compute and storage intensive workloads.

Intel 670p 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD with Silicon Motion SM2265G

The Intel 670p 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD comes in a single-sided M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor and delivers both speed and security with fast throughput and hardware encryption support.

KingSpec NE-256 256GB M.2 2242 NVMe SSD

KingSpec NE-256 256GB M.2 2242 NVMe SSD is the low-end SSD that comes in a single-sided M.2 2242 (42mm) form factor and features a single Intel TLC NAND package and a SMI 2263XT controller.

OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD Arrived

OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD is speedy cross-platform T3/USB external storage that offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s.

WD My Passport SSD SN550E

WD My Passport SSD is a portable NVMe SSD that features a USB 3.2 Gen2 controller and comes with hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption.

Toshiba 18TB MG09 9-disk Helium FC-MAMR Hard Drives Launched

Toshiba announces the 18TB MG09 Series HDD, Toshiba�s first HDD models with energy-assisted magnetic recording to achieve new levels of storage density and power efficiency.

Synology Trio of New Enterprise NASes

Synology has launched a new generation of RackStation units the 2U 12-bay RS3621RPxs and RS3621xs+ and the 3U 16-bay RS4021xs that are designed for SMBs.

Synology Launches Its First Enterprise Hard Drive Line

Synology launches its first HAT5300 enterprise hard drives that were designed for Synology deployments and come in 3 capacities: 16TB, 12TB, and 8TB.

WD Black D50 Game Dock Features

WD Black D50 Game Dock can give users with a Thunderbolt 3-compatible computer a gaming station through a single cord.

QSAN Announces XCubeFAS 3126D All-Flash-Array NAS

The QSAN XCubeFAS 3126D is an all-flash storage array that is equipped with 26 bays (2.5" U.2 dual-port NVMe SSDs) and features a 6-core Intel Xeon Processor.

Samsung Releases 870 EVO SATA SSD

Samsung 870 EVO SATA SSD comes in capacities of up to 4TB and offers high performance and good endurance ratings for a competitive price.

Intel launches fastest Optane SSD, 144-layer QLC NAND SSDs

Intel announces new Optane P5800X SSD and Optane Memory H20 SSD as well as new SSDs featuring its 144-layer NAND flash memory.

Seagate Ships 20TB HAMR HDDs Commercially, Increases Shipments of Mach.2 Drives

Seagate confirmed they are shipping 20TB HAMR HDDs commercially and increased shipments of Mach.2 Drives, expecting to see higher volumes as drive capacities increase.

Extraordinary 580TB tapes could help accelerate demise of hard disk drives

Researchers at IBM and Fujifilm made a 580TB capacity tape prototype, using Strontium Ferrite (SrFe) particles to achieve a new areal density level.

Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe SSD

The WD Blue SN550 is the company�s entry-level NVMe SSD of the M.2 2280 form factor, featuring an in-house controller, firmware, and their 3D NAND.

QNAP Announces its Ryzen Powered TS-h973AX 9-bay NAS

QNAP launched the TS-h973AX QuTS hero NAS that features an AMD Ryzen V1000 series V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz processor.

Samsung Portable SSD T7

The Samsung Portable SSD T7 is a cost-effective SSD that offers solid performance for its class and protects your data with strong AES 256-bit encrypted password protection.

Synology Announces the Launch of DS1821+ 8-Bay NAS

Synology launched its next-generation 8-bay NAS, the DS1821+ that offers high performance with over 2312.97 MB/s sequential reads and 1149.89 MB/s sequential writes.

Seagate FireCuda 120 2TB SSD

Seagate FireCuda 120 2TB SSD features Phison PS3112-S12 controller and 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND and offers consistent performance.

QNAP Launches TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X ZFS NAS

QNAP launched TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X ZFS NAS perfect for bandwidth-demanding storage and applications for dynamic creative workflows and enterprise operations.

Micron Ships World's First 176-Layer NAND

Micron launched the world's first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory that will find applications in array of sectors, including mobile storage and client and data center SSDs.

Toshiba Canvio Flex 2TB External Hard Disk Drive

Toshiba Canvio Flex 2TB external hard drive features cross-device compatibility. It is available in in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and has a three-year warranty.

Phison PS5018-E18 (E18) PCIe 4.0 Controller Enters SSD Market

Phison announced its PS5018-E18 (E18) PCIe 4.0 controller that is 2nd-gen controller for high-end client SSDs that supports the NVMe 1.4 protocol.

TerraMaster F2-422 2-bay NAS Appliance

The TerraMaster F2-422 NAS is designed for small to medium businesses. It features an Intel CPU and 4GB of DDR3 memory and comes with a 10Gb Ethernet port.

Western Digital Produced More than a Millionth EAMR HDD, Starts Sales of 20TB HDDs

Western Digital has produced more than a million of EAMR HDD and has started selling 20TB HDDs based on shingled magnetic recording (SMR).

Synology DiskStation DS920+ NAS

Synology DiskStation DS920+ is a good 4-Bay 1GbE NAS that features an Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core processor at 2.0GHz and comes with a variety of apps.

Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB NVMe SSD

Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB NVMe SSD is based on 3D QLC NAND Flash memory and offers performance speeds up to 3200 MB/s (read) and 2900 MB/s (write).

Asustor AS5304T NAS Appliance

Asustor AS5304T is a 4-bay NAS powered by Intel Celeron J4105 Quad-Core CPU and is equipped with extensive catalog of Asustor and third-party apps.

Seagate Launches SkyHawk AI 18TB Hard Drive

Seagate announced SkyHawk AI 18TB hard drive designed for growing data demands. The new HDD is built for artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled Surveillance solutions.

Kioxia Announced Ethernet SSD Storage

Kioxia is sampling Ethernet SSDs that feature dual 25Gb Ethernet connectors and comes with an Ethernet interface compatible with the existing RoCEv2 networks.

Western Digital Expanded Its Family of WD Purple Solutions

Western Digital expanded its family of WD Purple storage solutions with 18TB surveillance HDD for video recorders and 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced 6th Generation MSA Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the next generation of the HPE Modular Smart Array (MSA), HPE MSA Gen 6 ideal for small and medium sized businesses.

Phison Announced New Platform for Enterprise 2.5-inch 3D QLC SSDs

Phison announced a new platform for enterprise 2.5-inch 3D QLC SSDs. The company provides SATA SSDs featuring 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB, and 15.36TB capacities.

Asustor AS6602T LockerStor 2 NAS

Asustor's AS6602T LockerStor 2 is a cost-effective high-capacity NAS designed for enterprise environments that provides 2.5Gbe networking and m.2 NVMe support.

Adata Swordfish M.2 NVMe SSD

Adata's Swordfish is an entry-level NVMe SSD that features a Realtek RTS5763DL controller and 96-layer BiSC4 TLC NAND Flash. It is available in capacities of 250GB up to 2TB.

Western Digital Announced the New G-Technology ArmorLock Encrypted NVMe SSD

Western Digital announced a new G-technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD that can be unlocked wirelessly with a smartphone through the ArmorLock app.

Adata 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD released with a read speed of 7000 MBs

Adata has launched its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD that uses 3D TLC V-NAND memory and offers a maximum read speed of 7,000 MB/s.

Synology SAT5200 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD

The Synology SAT5200 960GB Enterprise SATA SSD is designed for Synology NAS servers and offers consistent performance, low latency, and minimal operational downtime.

SK Hynix Launches Gold P31 NVMe SSD

SK Hynix released the new Gold P31 NVMe SSD that uses new 128L 3D TLC and the PCIe NVMe Gen3. The SSD is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities.

Buffalo TeraStation TS3420DN NAS Now Available

Buffalo TeraStation TS3420DN is a feature-rich 2.5Gbe NAS that provides speedy transfer rates and stable operation during heavy-load work tasks.

Team Group's T-Force Cardea Zero Z340 SSD

Team Group's T-Force Cardea Zero Z340 SSD uses the latest, ultra-fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface and offers sequential read/write speeds to 3400/3000MB.

Memblaze Announced New PBlaze V 520 Series Enterprise SSD

Memblaze introduced a new low-power server-class PBlaze5 520 Series NVMe SSDs that come in capacities ranging from 1.6TB to 3.84TB.

Chenbro Announced RB23708 Rackmount Server

Chenbro introduced RB23708 rackmount server designed for mission-critical, storage-focused applications in the data center and HPC enterprises.

Seagate Announces Two New Additions to Nytro SSD Line

Seagate Technology announced two new additions to its Nytro SSD portfolio �Nytro 3032 SAS SSD and Nytro 1360 SATA SSD built for enterprise applications.

QNAP TS-431X3 NAS Now Available

QNAP launched the quad-core 1.7 GHz TS-431X3 NAS that features a 10GbE SFP+ port for data transmission, 2.5GbE RJ45 connectivity and is designed for backup, recovery, and virtualization.

Chenbro RB133G13-U10 Server Launched

Chenbro has announced RB133G13-U10 barebone 1U server ideal for software-defined storage, virtualization, HPC, cloud computing, and SaaS.

Western Digital Announces Ultrastar DC SN840 Dual-Port NVMe SSD

Western Digital announced the new high-end enterprise Ultrastar DC SN840 NVMe SSD and the OpenFlex Data24 NVMe over Fabrics JBOF that is a storage platform that can use up to 24 of these SSDs.
RAID Level 5 data redundancy: theory and reality

In theory, RAID 5 protects your data. In reality, RAID 5 is often a painful failure. Actual rates of double-disk failures are 2 to 1500 times higher than MTTDL predicts.
How reliable your newest big hard drive is?

"Cheap and Deep" is the mantra that calms the nerves of those trying to accommodate an era of surging data and dwindling budgets.
Why your hard drive cannot read or write

Our customers typically worry most about a disk drive's "click of death," but the fact is that unrecoverable read errors are much more common.
How to choose a data recovery company

The data recovery industry grows every day and every company that opens up markets itself as an expert. Of course, all of these companies are not equal.
Data Recovery Services: Be wary of cheap prices

Proper hard drive recovery can require manipulation of data at the sector level, transplantation of internal components and various other procedures.
How reliable your storage array is?

One of the issue particularly concerning with ultra-large hard drives is something called an unrecoverable bit error (UBE). Although rarely discussed with potential customers and definitely a topic "down in the weeds" UBE is a problem anyone working with ultra-large hard drives and RAID sets will eventually have to deal with.
Properly Rebuilding RAID 5 Arrays & Saving Your Data

Your data is valuable. You know that. You also know that data is fragile. It can be accidentally deleted or corrupted. It can be destroyed in a disaster, or an accident, or the hardware it is stored on can malfunction leaving it inaccessible.
What kills your Flash Drive and how you can avoid it

Like all forms of digital storage, the media can become corrupt and you can lose valuable information
Very often, when it comes to data migration, people think of humongous servers and big companies

Nevertheless, an average data storage device owner bothers him/herself with mentioned procedure at least once in two-three years.

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