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Gaming
Hands-on review: WD_Black SN770 NVMe SSD Game Drive
Western Digital expands its WD_Black range of NVMe solid-state drives with the WD_Black SN770 Game Drive.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD
Western Digital has released a fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe solid-state drive for the more budget-conscious regular user with the WD Blue SN570.
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Western Digital
Hands-on Review: WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD Game Drive
Western Digital sets out to speed up data storage with its WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD Game Drive. Does it live up to its claims?
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Sandisk
World Backup Day - WD My Passport and Sandisk iXpand Luxe
If you’ve never backed up your data, you are not alone - 30% of people have never backed up their stuff.
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Gaming
Western Digital WD_Black P50 Game Drive revisited
After publishing my original review, Western Digital reached out to me saying that they were surprised with the results. They offered to send over a PCIe USB expansion card and get me to test the drive again.
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Western Digital introduces new My Passport SSD
The My Passport SSD is a fast, stylish portable data storage solution. It’s not really that much bigger than a memory stick, but some six times faster and with a much larger storage capacity for our ever-increasing data sizes.
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Servers
Western Digital adds top tech to data centre solutions
Worldwide availability of 16TB and 18TB capacities for Ultrastar HDDs, WD Gold HDDs and Ultrastar storage platforms.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Western Digital WD_Black P50 Game Drive
Western Digital gives gamers a glimpse of the future today with their WD_Black P50 NVMe solid-state drive.
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Flash
WD’s new bunch-of-flash shared storage solution
New Ultrastar NVMe SSDs and RapidFlex NVMe-oF controllers are standalone solutions that combine creating the OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF Storage Platform.
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Storage
Acronis deploys Western Digital storage to meet data center demand
“Western Digital is committed to providing modular and efficient platforms that we use when architecting multi-petabyte style environments for our customers."
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Storage
Leader appointed Western Digital distributor for Australia and New Zealand
The appointment will enable Leader and its regional channel resellers to distribute Western Digital’s solutions to meet growing demand for storage solutions and services among SMB and distributed enterprises. 
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Western Digital speeds up your gaming with the WD_Black P10 Game Drive
With the WD_Black USB Game Drive, veteran hard drive manufacturer, Western Digital seeks to solve gamers' storage dilemma.
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Cloud
IDC names DDN fastest-growing all-flash array vendor
The company has also been recognised as a Leader in the File Storage Map market by Codalgo Research.
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OEM
Western Digital unveils 20TB mechanical HDDs
Select customers will be able to sample Western Digital’s 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD, with full production expected to begin in the first half of 2020.
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Big Data
Western Digital capitalises on the data economy with new ActiveScale capabilities
Western Digital has extended the capabilities of ActiveScale storage system portfolio in order to provide more options for exabyte-scale data growth.
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Western Digital expands storage system capabilities
Research shows that most data goes unstored or unanalysed, data siloes persist, governance remains inadequate, and a disproportionate amount of time is spent.
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Flash
Western Digital updates flash data centre systems portfolio
IntelliFlash family additions and OS 3.10 enhancements deliver industry’s highest performing NVMe all-flash arrays.
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Hyperscale
Western Digital welcomes in zettabyte-scale era with Zoned Storage
“The industry needs to come together and find new and creative ways to design and architect infrastructures for the future to more intelligently and efficiently optimise workloads.”
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Hyperscale
Western Digital goes all in on Zoned Storage to face zettabyte era
Zoned storage architecture leverages standardisation of ZNS and SMR enabling more efficient, zettabyte-scale architectures for data centre customers.
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Big Data
Western Digital addresses increasing data demands
High capacity storage, typically used in cars for storing map data, application software and user information is now finding its way into next-gen auto applications.
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Flash
Toshiba Memory and Western Digital open new facilities in Japan
The two companies hope to cultivate the 3D flash memory business with the new research and manufacturing facilities.
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Infrastructure
Western Digital invests in Excelero to drive data center innovation
This investment represents the fourth strategic investment Excelero has received since its inception, bringing the total funds invested to US$35m.
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Intel
Western digital introduces new dual-port SAS SSD for servers
Developed in partnership with Intel, the Ultrastar DC SS530 is based on a trusted third-generation platform.
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Surveillance
Western Digital announces product line geared for AI-powered video surveillance
According to IDC, the amount of big data exabytes generated by surveillance solutions is expected to grow by 25% per year through 2021.