Sunday, August 30th, 2015

August 18. 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Dan Froelich from Intel described the storage transition to PCI-e interfaces. The change is facilitated by new form factors and products. The availability of storage in SSD and PCI-e configurations is approaching 10 percent of the total storage market and growing faster than rotating disks. Forecasts indicate a [...]

 January 2015 – At CES Marvell was showing a number of their segment specific solutions – Hard disks and storage solutions, TV and communications chips, LED lighting drivers and controls and components for the mobile products industries. The centerpiece of the room was a new Home automation product that was the reference design containing most [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Tom Coughlin from Coughlin Associates opened the conference with some observations and general trends in content storage. From CES, some hot topics included: object-based workflows, digital storage needs for cameras, active archives and archive technology (Tape, HDDs, Optical Storage), flash memory in M&E, fast direct storage connections—Thunderbolt [...]

September 17, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Ken Wood from Hitachi Data Systems presented background information on optical storage. Although most storage is rotating media and magnetic, there are alternatives, especially for long term data retention. Optical recording has been around since the dawn of man, and bits on nonmagnetic media have retained data [...]

January 6, 2012 – The constantly evolving world of storage that is discussed at the annual Storage Visions event held adjacent to CES in Las Vegas, has completed its transition from being a hardware centric conference to focusing on applicability of the storage solutions. Historically, the challenges in storage have been capacity and reliability. It [...]

 November 29, 2011 – Scptts Valley, CA – Seagate has just introduced their third generation hybrid drive. The 2.5″ 750GB drive features 8GB of SLC NAND Flash, a 6Gbps SATA interface and a new system called FAST. Flash Assisted Storage Technology (FAST) is a new bios and control system to allow for maximum beneficial use [...]

Nov 1, 2011 – Scotts Valley, CA – Seagate today announced their product integration into the new Barracuda drive family that is tagged “the power of one”. The “One” refers to a single drive technology that incorporates all of the recent industry programs and changes into a 1TB per single platter 3.5″ HDD. Seagate – [...]

 Oct 20, 2011 – Santa Clara, CA – At the IDEMA’s Diskcon event, there were two main topic for the presentation – the technology behind increasing areal density for rotating media (HDDs) and the consumption appetite of the cloud and media content as the new the driver of the marketplace. With storage and compute in [...]

 Seagate and Samsung announced a broad agreement this morning (April 19, 2011) that the two companies will “combine” their HDD businesses. Seagate will pay Samsung $1.38 billion, half cash and half newly-issued shares of Seagate stock, which will result in Samsung owning 9.6% of Seagate, earning Samsung a nomination for a position on Seagate’s board. [...]

 March 1, 2011 – Scotts Valley, CA – Seagate introduced their new 3TB, 3.5″, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200-RPM hard disk. The drive currently uses 512b sectors, and the family will transition to AF in the future. The Barracuda family is the highest end of their drive lines and is targeted to video editing, high performance gaming [...]