Storage

Western Digital made a number of announcements yesterday related to their enterprise hard-disk drives (HDD) product lines. While there was nothing unexpected in terms of the products being announced, two aspects stood out - one was the retail availability of EAMR (energy-assisted magnetic recording) HDDs, and the other was additional information on the EAMR technology itself. In 2019, WD had announced the sampling of EAMR-based Ultrastar DC datacenter HDDs with 18TB and 20TB capacities. Yesterday's announcements build upon those products - the WD Gold-branded version of the Ultrastar DC CMR drives is now available for retail purchase, and the Ultrastar drives themselves have moved to general availability. The Ultrastar JBOD and storage server product lines have also been updated to utilize these new high-capacity...

Ultra ATA/66 versus Ultra ATA/33 Comparison

We took three recently reviewed hard drives and ran them through the paces under the Ultra ATA/33 interface. We then compared these results with our previous Ultra ATA/66 test...

0 by Scott Gooden on 5/16/2000

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 Ultra ATA 66 HDD

With this first update to the March 2000 Hard Drive Roundup; we are fulfilling our promise to continue to bring you hard drive reviews on a regular basis. In...

0 by Scott Gooden on 4/14/2000

Ultra ATA 66 Hard Drive Roundup - March 2000

With our first hard drive roundup in over a year, we take a look at six Ultra ATA 66 hard drives and put them to the test -...

0 by Scott Gooden on 3/14/2000

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