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Thai floods catapult Seagate into hard drive market lead

Seagate technology for the first time in two years, Seagate technology reclaimed the throne as the leading hard disk drive suppler, usurping Western Digital's lead after devastating floods in Thailand last year.

Analysts: Hard drive prices to remain high through 2014

Hard disk drive supplies will continue to languish due to last year's floods in Thailand and prices will continue to remain high through 2014, according to...

Hands on with Intel's new Cherryville 520 SSD

Intel today started shipping its fastest solid-state drive to date, the 520 Series SSD.

Mozy releases 'Stash' file-syncing service

Mozy released the beta of a new file synchronization service called Stash, which allows photos, videos or documents to be uploaded automatically to the cloud...

IBM smashes Moore's Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms

IBM announced that after five years of work, its researchers have been able to reduce from about one million to 12 the number of atoms required to create a bit of data.

China wants Western Digital to address monopoly concerns

Western Digital's planned acquisition of Hitachi's hard drive business may have hit a snag: China's anti-monopoly regulators want the company to address...

Apple's purchase of Anobit would give it a leg up on rivals

As the leading consumer of NAND flash, Apple figures to benefit from a reported purchase of Israel-based solid-state drive maker Anobit Technologies.

Apple reportedly buys Israeli SSD-maker Anobit

Apple has apparently agreed to purchase Anobit Technologies, an Israeli start-up that makes enterprise-class SSDs based on consumer-grade NAND flash chips.

Hard drive prices slide as Thai flood aftermath subsides

Prices of the most popular hard drives are beginning to drop as inventories climb out of a deep hole that began in October after massive flooding shut down major production sites in Thailand.

Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, others launch HD content security initiative

Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, and SanDisk Monday announced plans to jointly develop better security for memory cards, embedded memory, and other flash storage devices.

Seagate, Western Digital slash hard drive warranty periods

Seagate and Western Digital are cutting back on hard drive warranties, in some instances from five years to one, in order to save money.

Impact of hard drive shortage to linger through 2013

Hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding will continue to affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops into 2013.

Intel, Micron double density of NAND flash memory

Intel and Micron Tuesday announced that their joint NAND flash manufacturing venture will begin using a more dense circuitry that will allow a terabit of data, or 128 gigabytes, to fit on a fingertip.

Thailand floods spur rush to SSDs

According to DRAMeXchange, the flooding in Thailand that has left the storage industry with a dearth of hard drives has also caused a temporary rush on...

Seagate launches new Momentus XT hybrid drive: 750GB for $245

Seagate today released the third generation of its hybrid drive, doubling the amount of NAND memory to 8GB and increasing total capacity to 750GB.