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Diss drive: Seagate and IBM bring blockchain sledgehammer to compliance nuts

Seagate and IBM are using IBM's blockchain tech to verify a disk drive's authenticity using its electronic fingerprint. The blockchain drive, er, drive is apparently a way for the firm to deal with the problem of fake or counterfeit HDDs. These may be sold online and are typically relabelled old drive units with apparently …
Chris Mellor, 9 Nov 2018
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Number-three disk drive maker Toshiba isn't shy about shipping 23.4m spinners in 3Q18

Toshiba, the third-placed disk drive maker behind Seagate and Western Digital, shipped 23.4 million units from its factories in 2018's third quarter. Seagate has given up detailing its declining disk shipments. But its capacity measure, exabytes shipped, is going up so it's reporting that instead. Toshiba makes four kinds of …
Chris Mellor, 7 Nov 2018
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Disky business: Seagate hyperscale customers slow to 'digest' inventory

Analysis Hyperscale customers went on a disk drive buying strike late in Seagate's first quarter of fiscal '19, ended September 28. The bottom line Seagate chalked up revenues of $2.99bn – 13.64 per cent up on the year ago's haul. HDD product sales were $2.801bn compared to $2.39bn a year ago. Revenue from enterprise systems, flash and …
Chris Mellor, 6 Nov 2018

Seagate HAMRs out a roadmap for future hard drive recording tech

Seagate has set a course to deliver a 48TB disk drive in 2023 using its HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording) technology, doubling areal density every 30 months, meaning 100TB could be possible by 2025/26. HAMR overcomes the tendency of smaller magnetised areas in current PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) technology to …
Chris Mellor, 2 Nov 2018
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Seagate and Western Digital neck-and-neck at the nearline drive-in

IDC has sent its analytical read-write heads skipping across the surface of the disk storage market and found Seagate shipped more drives than Western Digital in the third quarter. The analysts estimated 98.4 to 101.0 million drives were shipped in the quarter. Aaron Rakers, a Wells Fargo senior analyst, who has seen the …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2018
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Seagate passes gassy 14TB whopper: He He He, one for each of you

Seagate has spread its 14TB, 7,200rpm helium-filled disk drive tech across the PC, NAS, enterprise capacity and surveillance market sectors. A few years ago the idea of having a PC or workstation with a 14TB disk drive was fantasy. Dream no more: the 14TB helium-filled BarraCuda Pro (PDF) does cost about $580, though. The …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2018
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No pain, no $1.3bn Bain gain: Seagate slips Tosh/WD chippery into Nytro SSD ranges

Seagate has announced Nytro 1000 and 5020 SSDs based on OEM'd Toshiba/Western Digital flash chips. The NAND supply for these 2.5-inch enterprise data centre drives has been secured through its $1.3bn participation in the Bain consortium deal to buy Toshiba Memory Corporation, which holds Toshiba's interest in the flash foundry …
Chris Mellor, 9 Aug 2018
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So solid spinning crew Seagate on hunt for new chief beancounter

It's a good time to be in the enterprise drive-pushing business, judging by Seagate's solid sales and profit uptick. Here's a summary of its latest financial figures [PDF], emitted today: Revenues grew 16 per cent, year on year, to $2.8bn in its fourth fiscal 2018 quarter – the three months to June 29. Net income for the …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2018
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Western Digital wonders why enterprise isn't keen on its solid-state drives

Western Digital's final fiscal 2018 quarter delivered strong results that were let down by disappointing enterprise SSD sales. In the quarter to the end of June revenues were $5.1bn, 6 per cent up on a year ago, with profits of $756m, 170 per cent higher than last year's $280m. Full-year revenues were $20.65bn, 8 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2018
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Seagate's Barracuda SSD bares its teeth at PC, laptop upgraders

Seagate has fired a new Barracuda SSD at the home server, PC and notebook disk replacement markets. It's a 6Gbit/s SATA SSD in a 2.5-inch form factor, with capacities ranging from 250GB, through 500GB and 1TB, up to 2TB. The performance claims up to 90,000 random read IOPS, 540MB/sec sequential read and 520MB/sec sequential …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jul 2018
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Quantum seems to go through CEOs like a hot knife through butter

Sickly scale-out storage biz Quantum has hired Jamie Lerner as CEO and president, replacing interim head and new CFO Michael Dodson, who in May replaced Patrick Dennis, who replaced Adalio Sanchez, who replaced Jon Gacek in January. Phew. Quantum must be praying for stability in the C-suite after this episode. Dodson was …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2018
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Unclip your pager and bag from your belt: We need to make room for a battery-powered 1TB HD

VR folk who feel they haven't got enough gear strapped to their bodies will be please to know Seagate has developed a strap-on portable drive and battery combo for HTC's Vive Focus virtual reality headset. The VR Power Drive has 1TB of capacity and a 5,000mAh battery hooked up to the headset with an integrated MicroB cable and …
Chris Mellor, 25 May 2018
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What a pain for poor old Bain: Toshiba $18bn flash chip biz sale stalls

+ Comment A delay in antitrust approval by Chinese regulators has stalled Toshiba's sale of its TMS flash business for $18bn to a Bain-led consortium - and analysts have said this might be best for the business. Options being considered by Toshiba, according to senior Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers, include listing the chip unit on a …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2018
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Who needs NAND when rust never sleeps? Seagate dines out on nearline disk drive boom

Seagate's top line number bounced and profits took off in its third quarter as it made the most of increased nearline disk drive demand. The big question for us, the big question for everyone [about the nearline market]... is how long is it going to last and how big is the peak? Revenues for Q3 ended 30 March were $2.8bn, 4 …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2018
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Eat your damn storage news, child! Look, we even chopped it up into little digestible chunks

Ah, the wide and deep and far-fetched wonders of storage – IBM researchers talking about chemically driven phase transformations, Backblaze looking at a Pelican, HPE setting up an Azure Stack and SQream going off to Thailand. New research, updated products, new deals, new hires and new money are all in this week's worth of …
Chris Mellor, 30 Apr 2018
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Non-shingled and ready to mingle: WDC catches up with 14TB disk rivals

Western Digital has caught up with rival Toshiba to introduce its own non-shingled 14TB disk drive. Seagate also has Exos X14 14TB drive tech, but isn't shipping it yet. Products are being sampled with certain customers like Baidu. The Ultrastar DC HC530 uses two-dimensional magnetic recording and is a follow-on from the …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2018
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Seagate's HAMR to drop in 2020: Multi-actuator disk drives on the way

In 2020 Seagate will introduce its first multi-actuator disk drives using Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) tech with 20TB capacities. This was revealed at the Open Compute Project summit, which took place yesterday and today at the San Jose Convention Center. Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers was there and distributed …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2018
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He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

Seagate has unveiled a 14TB helium-filled disk drive in the Exos line. The range appeared in November when various Enterprise Capacity and Enterprise Performance drives in 3.5 and 2.5-inch form factors were rebranded. The range topped out with the Exos X12, a rebranded Enterprise Capacity 12TB helium-filled spinner. Now we …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2018

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