Toshiba launches new 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives that outperform 3.5-inch drives | Digit

Toshiba has been right there at the cutting edge of computer science for while now, and regularly comes up with brand new technology that pervades and inspires the global market. Its Storage Device Division has now announced another industry-first, a family of 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives that have been optimized specially for performance, durability, and power consumption. With these drives, Toshiba is aiming to target not only the high-performance gaming and graphics notebook segment, but also the enterprise segment, where power efficiency is of prime importance. What’s perhaps the…

Western Digital completes acquisition of Hitachi GST, for $4.1bn | Digit

Western Digital yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of Viviti Technologies (formerly Hitachi GST, the Japanese giant’s storage division), for  roughly  $4.1 bn. As part of the deal, Hitachi received 10 percent of Western Digital’s total shares, and can appoint two members on WD’s board. Seagate recently also completed its acquisition of Samsung’s HDD business, forming two large groups in the HDD industry. However, WD will be creating two new subsidiary companies, tentatively WD and HGST, which will offer storage products under different brands, as part of its deal with…

Hitachi launches its LifeStudio External Drive Family in India | Digit

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) just launched its latest family of external hard drives – LifeStudio. With the noble aim of making it “easier to relive life’s great moments”, Hitachi’s LifeStudio series offers more than just backup/restore functionalities, but also provides organization, search, and sharing tools. IBM and Hitachi’s respective storage divisions merged back in 2003, and together hold one of the largest patent pools in the industry. This newest offering, comes from the little developed software side of storage. Hitachi asks the question: “technology has made capturing memories easy,…

Toshiba tries solving fast, affordable storage conundrum with hybrid hard drive | Digit

Life is full of compromises, and that’s especially true when it comes to picking out storage for your desktop or notebook PC. You could spend X amount of dollars on a blazing fast solid state drive and enjoy snappy performance, or purchase a much larger mechanical hard drive that, while not nearly as responsive, will hold an ocean of data. Hybrid drives, like the one introduced by Toshiba today, attempt to offer the best of both worlds by pairing the platter(s) with a small amount of NAND flash memory, but…

Toshiba develops bit-patterned storage that can yield 25Tb on a 3.5-inch drive | Digit

Toshiba has unveiled a whole new sort of electronic storage technology based bit-patterned media, which offers an unrivalled bit-density, and possibly, more reliable and faster reading/writing. Bit-patterned media, as opposed to traditional disk drives, divides the magnetic recording surface into millions of uniform sections, each containing only a few magnetic grains, which measure 17nm metres in width, and can store one bit of data each. Data is arranged in to special patterns of rows with non-magnetic gaps between them, and sports mimic markers for quick read access. Toshiba says they…

Toshiba launches Canvio Connect portable HDD for anytime, anywhere access | Digit

Toshiba has announced the launch of Canvio Connect, a portable external hard drive that offers high capacity storage along with the ability to access and share files directly from the device, which according to the company, makes it the first of its kind. “Toshiba’s Canvio Connect represents the next evolution in external portable hard drives,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “With its remote access and file sharing capabilities, users can now share their digital…

Toshiba unveils 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives | Digit

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba) announces the 18TB MG09 Series HDD, Toshiba’s first HDD models with energy-assisted magnetic recording. The MG09 Series features Toshiba’s third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design and Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, to advance Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density to 2TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18TB. Sample shipments of 18TB MG09 Series HDD to customers are expected to start sequentially at the end of March 2021. With 12.5% more capacity than prior 16TB models, 18TB MG09 CMR drives…

Amazon Great Indian Festival: Deals on 43-inch TVs | Digit

43-inches is the right size if you are looking for a TV for a small living room or even a small bedroom or have limited space at home. 43-inch TVs bring with them a compact form factor. Some of these TVs offer a Full HD resolution while some give you a 4K HDR experience. All the TVs on the list today are smart TVs and bring with them support for popular streaming apps. They also bring with them enough connectivity options to ensure you can connect your set-top-box, gaming console…

Toshiba launches 7 TVs ranging from 32-inches to 65-inches starting at Rs 12,990 in India | Digit

Toshiba has announced 7 new TVs in its portfolio that will be available starting September 18. The TVs will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Tata CliQ. The TVs start from Rs 12,990 for the 32-inch variant and go up to Rs 66,990 for the 65-inch variant. The TVs are designed in Japan and made in India. Speaking at the launch, Rishi Tandon, COO, Toshiba Televisions India said, “We are extremely thrilled to announce 7 new models of the Made in India televisions starting from 18th September onwards.…

Toshiba to make a return to the Indian market with a range of Smart TVs | Digit

As a prospective TV byuer in India in 2020, you’d spoilt for choice with the many television sets from different companies available in the market. From Nokia to Xiaomi and even OnePlus, the there are a ton of great TVs to choose from. Adding another name to that list is famed electronics company, Toshiba. The company is back in India with a range of Smart TVs that will launch on September 18. The company was acquired by Hisense in 2017, and Toshiba Visual Solutions is looking to  the Indian market with…