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  • Hitachi GST CEO claims hard drive future hangs in Cloud

    By Lucas Mearian | 02 September, 2011 07:16

    In March, Western Digital agreed to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies> (HGST), the disk drive subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., in a stock and cash transaction valued at $US4.3 billion. HGST CEO Steve Milligan will join WD as president at the closing of the deal, expected in the fourth quarter.

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  • Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

    By Marco Chiappetta | 21 March, 2014 13:13

    Upgrading an aging PC is a bit of a crapshoot. Sure, a faster processor or GPU, more memory, or a solid state drive can significantly speed up a system. But figuring out which upgrade will yield the biggest performance increase depends on your particular use case and other bottlenecks in the rig.

  • Read this before you buy another hard drive

    By Lucas Mearian | 22 January, 2014 21:11

    It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.

  • Lab notes: Kingston vs. VelociRaptor storage smackdown

    By Alex Wawro | 15 July, 2010 10:44

    It's time for a storage upgrade, but your budget won't bear the burden of both a blazing new VelociRaptor hard drive and an extra injection of Kingston RAM. Decision time: if you're looking to improve general performance on the cheap, do you shell out for more RAM or a high-performance hard disk?

  • First USB 3.0 tests: Western Digital's My Book sails through

    By Melissa J. Perenson | 06 January, 2010 13:43

    The Western Digital My Book 3.0 desktop external drive will be one of the first to market with the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. Announced today, the 1TB version is available for sale today; the 2TB is due later this week. So does USB 3.0 deliver on its promises? We got the 1TB My Book 3.0 into the PC World Lab, and our early results look very promising.

  • Western Digital drive creates dilemma for laptop buyers

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 28 July, 2009 08:52

    It's pretty much a given that solid state drives (SSDs) are the future of PC storage, and that hard drives are on the way out. But if you're buying a laptop today, which option is best?

  • Seagate, Western Digital go green with new 2TB drives

    By Rich Ericson | 22 July, 2009 20:25

    Capitalizing on the buzz around green IT, Seagate and Western Digital have released new "green" hard drives designed to use less power (in part by spinning more slowly than the latest generation of drives) and produce less heat (thus requiring less cooling).

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