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 manufacturers reportedly want PC vendors to sign a one-year contract, locking them at the current inflated price and volume.
The global supply for hard drives will fall 70 million units short of the 180 million needed in 4Q11.
Advanced Format technology makes it possible to build 9.5 mm high 2.5” hard disks with 500 GB per platter. The result is a range of slim and speedy storage giants.
The ongoing severe flooding in Thailand appears to have impact on the availability on the overall supply in the region.
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.
This Wi-Fi device will stream content provided by Netflix, Hulu and even Spotify from a home network's Internet connection to an HDTV.
Hard drives able to hold 3 TB of data need to be considered carefully because they might not always work as expected. This round-up of four high-capacity disks compares products from Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital, then covers their caveats.
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.