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Solid State Drives Are Now Less Expensive than Hard Drives

I had not thought about this in awhile, but Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now less expensive than their hard drive counterparts. Sure, someone...

Seagate one-ups Western Digital, Slashing Warranties

Seagate followed, and in many ways out-did Western Digital in slashing warranties, even on their nearline storage disks. This shouldn't be a surprise since...

Western Digital Downgrades Warranty on New Drives Starting January 2, 2012

For those that have not seen, The Register is reporting that Western Digital is cutting warranties on its Caviar (desktop 3.5") and Scorpio (notebook...

Time to buy traditional hard drives for Q4 2011?

I generally tell folks to purchase the hard drive capacity they need for data, redundancy and hot spares taking into account their storage growth...

How to Fix the 746GB Available of a 3TB Hard Drive...

Many users have been finding themselves with brand new Sandy Bridge motherboards and the hard drive industry's now affordable 3TB drives only to see...

European Union to Scrutinize the WD-Hitachi and Seagate-Samsung Deals

As many industry observers expected, the two major pending storage deals, Western Digital – Hitachi and Seagate – Samsung are attracting antitrust scrutiny. Regulators...

FTC Second Request in Seagate-Samsung, Gigabyte Xeon E3 Boards, Addonics NAS,...

A few bits of this week's interesting storage news and an update on ServeTheHome including a FTC request in the Seagate-Samsung deal, new Xeon...

Intel 22nm 3D Transistors, Seagate 1TB Platters

Two big technological advancements occurred this week, with Intel announcing 22nm 3D transistors and Seagate announcing 1TB 3.5" disk platters. Both announcements will yield...

OCZ Accused of Fraud, Seagate-Samsung, EMC Earnings, WD Earnings

This week saw OCZ accused of fraud, a big storage merger announced and divergent earnings reports from EMC and Western Digital. Scathing Report Implies OCZ...

Seagate – Samsung Deal the Storage Industry Impact

Seagate today confirmed rumors aired by the Wall Street Journal yesterday (and predicted by ServeTheHome last month after the Western Digital - Hitachi GST...