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Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report Companies do not release failure data and the handful of studies on the topic typically cloak vendor names and model numbers.For those of you wondering if drive vibration actually matters, here’s a video of someone stopping a drive array by yelling at it.

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data While SSDs have made marked inroads into the hard drive market thanks to a rapidly diminishing cost-per-bit, hard drives still reign supreme as the most cost-effective method of storing data.5PB of data from a set of Storage Pods built with 2TB HGST hard drives to a set of Seagate 8TB drives, quadrupling the amount of storage available per-pod.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand For the last few years, SDD prices have been falling steadily, thanks to increased NAND production by multiple companies and the transition to 3D NAND, which offers vastly increased densities for lower cost-per-bit.According to DRAMeXchange via CTimes, average contract prices for MLC NAND flash drives are expected to rise by 6-10% , while TLC products are anticipated to rise by 6-9%.

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns The scandal drove two of the company’s former CEOs and eight other executives to resign their positions and wiped $8 billion off Toshiba’s market value.All of this brings us to the company’s NAND flash factories, which are fairly potent cash cows that also have high operating costs.

Western Digital, Toshiba increase device storage capacity with 512Gb ‘3D’ chips

Western Digital, Toshiba increase device storage capacity with 512Gb ‘3D’ chips The chip is an industry first and the result of a collaboration between Western Digital and Toshiba.Instead, 3D NAND places cells on layers and stacks these “floors” vertically like tall skyscrapers.

Western Digital, Toshiba announce first 512Gbit 64-layer TLC 3D-NAND

Western Digital, Toshiba announce first 512Gbit 64-layer TLC 3D-NAND “The launch of the industry’s first 512Gb 64-layer 3D NAND chip is another important stride forward in the advancement of our 3D NAND technology, doubling the density from when we introduced the world’s first 64-layer architecture in July 2016,” said Dr.Siva Sivaram, executive vice president, memory technology, Western Digital.

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power 2 billion write-down on the value of its nuclear plant construction business.In 2015, Toshiba declared its nuclear business was more profitable now than when the company acquired it, but scandals over the Japanese firm’s accounting broke soon thereafter.

We can't see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

We can't see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive inside than previously measured.Initial attempts to see into Reactor #2 via robotic probe have all failed.

Prepare For the PS4's Imminent Update With a Great Price on an External Hard Drive

Prepare For the PS4's Imminent Update With a Great Price on an External Hard Drive The PS4's new firmware update drops tomorrow, which means everyone will finally be able to start storing their games on external hard drives.If you still haven’t picked one up, Toshiba’s Canvio Connect 2TB is currently down to its lowest price of the year.

Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba's NAND Flash Business

Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba's NAND Flash Business The company’s problems and nuclear construction delays have left it on the verge of bankruptcy, and the firm is looking to sell its NAND flash manufacturing unit to generate some much-needed capital.The most obvious buyer would be Western Digital, Toshiba’s partner on the joint unit, but battles between the two partners appear to have poisoned that particular well.

Toshiba launches a tiny TV for the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan

Toshiba launches a tiny TV for the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan The company partnered up with Lucasfilm for the quirky TV, decked out with a black and white frame that sports a ton of X-wings and a Star Wars logo.The TV only comes in one size, 24 inches, so it's probably not something you'd want to use as your primary TV in the living room.