WD has added Miracast to the newest iteration of its WD TV media player — but it dropped support for Vimeo and Netflix.
Further evidence that hard disk drive storage lives on — Seagate is buying Xyratex, a maker of HDD testing gear, to solidify its supply chain.
When it comes to flash memory, everyone’s buying and everyone’s for sale, apparently. Cisco says it will integrate Whiptail flash memory into its UCS servers.
Virident, a maker of server-side flash storage, like Stec before it, will become part of Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary.
Today’s SSD frenzy is being driven by data centers which are dealing with much heavier demands on the machines, and our need to access information quickly. That’s a key reason Western Digital is buying sTec.
Hulu is catching up to its subscription service competitors by rolling out its Hulu Plus service to more devices. The newest Hulu Plus-enabled devices are the family of WD TV media players. The WD TV Live Hub media player also received access to ShoutCast today.
Kaminario, which provides high-performance storage, has raised a $15 million C round of financing. As SSD startups hit maturity and the market for using solid state drives in data centers for high-performance and energy efficient storage heats up, when will we see the inevitable consolidation?
All the cool data centers are deploying solid state drives that use Flash memory as opposed to janky old hard drives, so why is Western Digital shelling out $4.3 billion to acquire the old-fashioned hard disk drive business of Hitatchi ?
Western Digital is introducing a new powerline home networking adapter today that’s specifically pitched as a way to get video into the living room. The WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit could be a good fit for people with Internet-ready TVs and set-top boxes.
Two years ago we were hearing that the SSD would be the standard storage in computers, and soon. The standard hard drive (HDD) is still the primary storage on most everything sold currently, with SSDs relegated to pricey options. So what happened?