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WD Announces New Additions to My Book HDD Line
Sep 25, 2013 - in News
New drives are already on sale online.
Western Digital Announces 1 TB and 2 TB My Passport Slim
Sep 6, 2013 - in News
New portable hard drives under Western Digital's popular My Passport brand.
WD Ships My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Drives
May 15, 2013 - in News
Here's a quick way to back up your data and look stylish in the process.
Report: SSD Market Revenues Will More Than Double in 2013
Jan 23, 2013 - in News
The SSD market is expected to equal 40-percent of the HDD market by 2016.
WD Sells 62M HDDs, Wants More Excitement For Windows 8
Oct 23, 2012 - in News
Western Digital (WD) delivered a solid quarterly result by current standards but reflected a cautious stance toward the potential positive impact of Windows 8 on the PC industry.
Western Digital Launches 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Drive
Oct 11, 2012 - in News
My Book 4TB external hard drive also announced.
WD Intros New MyPassport Edge External HDD Line
Sep 7, 2012 - in News
WD has added new external drives to its My Passport series.
USB 3.0-Based 2.5" Hard Disks From Adata, Hitachi, And WD
Aug 30, 2012 - in Reviews
USB 3.0 allows external hard drives to realize their performance potential. Each of the three external USB 3.0-based 2.5” disks we're reviewing also excels in some other discipline. We study these specialties up close: speed, capacity, and durability.
Western Digital Regains HDD Market Lead in Q2
Aug 28, 2012 - in News
Following Seagate, Western Digital has apparently recovered from the impact of the Thailand flood as well. As of Q2, the company has become the leading hard drive maker again.
Nine External Thunderbolt Storage Devices, Rounded Up
Jul 15, 2012 - in Reviews
We compare nine different Thunderbolt-based storage solutions, delivering scorching sequential throughput. Of the nine, three submissions rise to the top. Although it remains pricey, in the applications where it makes sense, Thunderbolt cannot be beat.
WD Enters Wireless Home Networking Market With My Net
Jun 14, 2012 - in News
Western Digital is now officially in the networking business with the launch of four routers and a switch.
WD, Seagate Recover From HDD Shipment Shortage
Apr 30, 2012 - in News
Both Seagate and Western Digital have improved their HDD shipments following the disastrous Thailand flood last year.
WD Ships "World's First" Portable 2TB HDD
Mar 20, 2012 - in News
Now you can cram 2 TB into your pants and honestly brag about it.
WD Dishes Out Pricey My Book Thunderbolt Drive
Mar 16, 2012 - in News
WD is shipping the My Book Thunderbolt Duo external storage system, but it doesn't come cheap.
Western Digital Sells HDD Manufacturing to Toshiba
Mar 2, 2012 - in News
Western Digital (WD) and Toshiba announced that the two companies have reached an agreement under which WD will sell certain 3.5-inch manufacturing and distribution assets.
Hard Drive Prices to Remain Inflated Throughout 2012
Feb 12, 2012 - in News
Based on first quarter earnings reports, IHS has updated its hard disk drive (HDD) supply forecast. The company does not expect annual growth to return until the third quarter of this year. "A full recovery of production is still months away," IHS said.
Western Digital Intros My Book Thunderbolt Duo Drive
Jan 26, 2012 - in News
Western Digital has introduced an external drive using Thunderbolt connectivity.
HDD Makers Want Long-Term Contracts With PC Vendors
Dec 28, 2011 - in News
Hard drive manufacturers reportedly want PC vendors to sign a one-year contract, locking them at the current inflated price and volume.
Seagate, WD Cutting Back on Hard Drive Warranties
Dec 20, 2011 - in News
Many drives from both hard drive manufacturers have been reduced down to one or three years.
WD Resumes HDD Production at Just One Factory
Dec 2, 2011 - in News
Just one building is back, but the rest is still in pretty wet and damaged shape.
Global HDD Supply 70 Million Units Short in Q4 2011
Nov 28, 2011 - in News
The global supply for hard drives will fall 70 million units short of the 180 million needed in 4Q11.
Western Digital Ordered to Pay $525 Million To Seagate
Nov 23, 2011 - in News
A drop in the bucket Western Digital plans to fight on principle, if one can call it that.
HDD Shipments to Drop by 35% in Q4 2011
Nov 22, 2011 - in News
Seagate has just lowered its shipment forecast for Q4 again.
HDD Prices are Increasing Rapidly; 50% in One Week
Oct 24, 2011 - in News
The hard drive market is reacting to the heavy floods in Thailand.
WD May Have Rough December Due to Flooding
Oct 17, 2011 - in News
WD may not be able to meet customer demand for its products in the December quarter.
Flooding in Thailand Disrupts Tech Supply Chain
Oct 13, 2011 - in News
The ongoing severe flooding in Thailand appears to have impact on the availability on the overall supply in the region.
Q2 HDD, SSD and ODD Shipments Climb Slightly
Oct 13, 2011 - in News
Hard drive (HDD), optical disk drive (ODD) and solid state disk drive (SSD) manufacturers shipped 248.8 million storage devices in the second quarter of this year, 4.5% more than in Q1 and 5.6% more than in the second quarter of 2010, according to IHS.
Western Digital Reveals WD TV Live with Wi-Fi, Spotify
Oct 6, 2011 - in News
This Wi-Fi device will stream content provided by Netflix, Hulu and even Spotify from a home network's Internet connection to an HDTV.
167 Million HDDs Shipped In Q2, WD Leads
Sep 7, 2011 - in News
Hard drive manufacturers shipped 167.1 million hard drives in the second quarter of this year, up 4% from 160.5 million units in Q1, according to market research firm IHS.
Seagate to Control 40-Percent of HDD Market
May 3, 2011 - in News
Following the acquisition of Samsung's HDD unit, Seagate will be holding about 40% of the global hard drive disk market, according to IHS iSuppli.