Talking storage: An interview with Richard Rutledge, SVP – Marketing, Western Digital | Digit

The hard drive industry went through a crisis as a result of the Thailand floods that happened last year. Now, slowly but surely, the prices are normalizing. While this was one of the main topics of discussion at the WD Annual Summit, held in Vienna, Austria, WD also touched upon various other topics. We had an opportunity to have a healthy talk with Richard Rutledge, SVP, Marketing, Western Digital and we discussed everything from hard drives, to WD’s SSD plans to Thunderbolt hype and more. Read on… Q: Due to…

Intel unveils Thunderbolt 4 specifications. Speeds unchanged and features native compatibility with Tiger Lake mobile processors | Digit

Intel had officially announced Thunderbolt 4 at CES 2020 when it stated that the new interconnectivity standard would be supported by Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake platform. However, most of the specifications around Thunderbolt 4 were shrouded in mystery until today’s announcement. We now know that Thunderbolt 4 isn’t any faster than Thunderbolt 3, which had a bandwidth of 40 Gbps, rather it raises the bare minimum requirements for certification, expands the feature set and adds compliance with the USB4 specification since Thunderbolt 4 will use the USB Type-C connector. Also…