Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Western Digital President: Tackling ‘Third Platform’ Of Data Storage
    Western Digital President: Tackling 'Third Platform' Of Data Storage

    Western Digital, the No. 1 provider of disk drives, is now a formidable player in chip-based flash storage. (Western Digital) When Western Digital ( WDC ) closed its $16 billion acquisition of SanDisk in May, the leading provider of disk drives greatly expanded in the business of flash-based chip-storage products widely used in mobile devices. Western Digital made the acquisition to address the dramatic growth in data creation and the evolution of data storage. SanDisk has long been among the…

  • Digital Storage Projections For 2017, Part 2
    Digital Storage Projections For 2017, Part 2

    Our last 2017 projection piece talked about developments in solid-state storage in 2016 and projections for 2017. Let’s look at other storage technologies in common use and talk about where they have gone in 2016 and plans for 2017. These storage technologies include hard disk drives, optical discs and magnetic tape. HDDs are becoming repositories for larger less frequently accessed data. This is due to their increasing storage capacity and lower cost per TB than technologies such as SSDs. The…

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