Posted on: 7/23/2013
Posted on: 7/11/2013
Western Digital has announced plans to acquire Solid State Disk manufacturer sTec, Inc. for $340 million in cash. sTec will be merged into the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) division. The merger was unanimously agreed upon by sTec's board of directors and now sits in the hands of stockholders. The deal is expected to go through in the third or fourth quarter of 2013.
Posted on: 7/09/2013
With the proliferation of “big data” and cloud computing, the data storage needs of organizations are larger than ever before. When it comes to mission critical data, RAID arrays have been a solid reliable choice. But as data storage needs increase, IT managers for data centers and other large organizations may have to make choices and sacrifices. Getting enough affordable storage could mean compromising speed and performance for lower costs.
Data Growth by the Numbers
Posted on: 6/27/2013
Posted on: 6/25/2013
Following the horrible tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, we're expecting to see many hard disk drives, RAID arrays, solid state drives, and mobile devices that suffered shock damage arrive at at our Dallas facility requiring data recovery.
Posted on: 6/18/2013
Western, a leader in storage technology, has released a collection of new products, including:
- the world's first 2.5 inch, 5 mm hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state hybrid drives (SSHD);
Posted on: 6/13/2013
Upgrading a RAID array or doing a “hot swap” of disks in a RAID array is designed to be a simple process for experienced IT managers. In most cases, when you're upgrading disks in a RAID array to prevent hard disk failure or to replace them with faster or larger hard disk drives, you begin with the smallest drive in the array.
Posted on: 6/11/2013
Hurricane and tornado season is a just days away and with the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, it is already the worst and most dangerous tornado season we've experienced in decades. Whether you're a home owner, apartment dweller, a business owner or an IT director, there are ways you can prepare your home and business and protect your important data during a storm.
Posted on: 6/06/2013
Posted on: 5/29/2013
As much as technology has evolved, hard disk drives are still delicate pieces of electronics. While solid state drives tend to be more able to withstand things like shock damage, hard disk drives still hold a substantial percentage of the marketplace, particularly in consumer electronics, because of their cost per megabyte.