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WD acquires Hitachi GST for a cool $4.3 billion

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Western Digital has said that it has entered into an agreement with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) to acquire them for approximately $4.3 billion in cash and stock. WD said on Monday that the acquisition will produce a customer-focused storage company with "significant operating scale, strong global talent and the industry's broadest product lineup backed by a rich technology portfolio".

 

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The acquisition will also strengthen WD's position in the enterprise market, where businesses and consumers are moving their data to cloud-based solutions. Included in the agreement, WD will pay parent company Hitachi Ltd, $3.5 billion in cash and an additional 25 million WD common shares worth $750 million ($30.01 per share) as of March 4, 2011.

 

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QNAP shows off v3.4 Turbo NAS firmware

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QNAP have been showing off their new firmware for the Turbo NAS range at CeBit. Version 3.4 introduces new features such as support for RAID 10 disk arrays, real-time remote replication of one NAS to another and MyCloudNAS Remote Access.

 

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MyCloudNAS Remote Access allows a user to have a unique domain name for their NAS to gain easy access via the internet. Other features include improved folder permissions, cloud-based backup, support for a wider range of USB Wi-Fi adapters, a new print server with support for Mac, virtual LAN support and a new version of QNAP's BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download manager, Download Station V2.

 

G.Skill show off Phoenix II, SATA 6Gbps SSD with 550MB/sec speeds

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G.Skill has shown off their latest and greatest SSD at CeBit, the Phoenix II series. Phoenix II is based on the new SandForce SF-2000 series controller which pushes the Phoenix II to the wall and posts some of the highest transfer speeds for the chipset.

 

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550MB/sec read, 500MB/sec write. G.Skill even went as far as validating these speeds using a session of ATTO disk benchmark to get their message across. Pictures above of the benchmark and a picture below of the actual SSD. Looks like it might be time for me to retire by G.Skill Falcon SSD...

 

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SandForce launch SF-2100, SD2200, ready to collect speeding fines

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SandForce has laid another punch into the gut of the storage world by releasing their new controllers that double the performance of their previous releases. The new SF-2100 controller features a SATA 3Gb/s connector while the SF-2200 sports a SATA 6Gb/s.

 

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The SF-2100 is capable of read/write speeds of up to 250MB/sec while it's beefier, bigger brother can offer read/write speeds of up to 500MB/sec. Both controllers use SandForce's "DuraClass" technology which features DuraWrite, Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements (RAISE) and AES encryption technologies.

 

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Deal of the Day: Fantom GreenDrive Pro GDP2000EU 2TB eSATA and USB 2.0 External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $79.99 plus Shipping after Rebate

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Fantom GreenDrive Pro GDP2000EU 2TB eSATA and USB 2.0 External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $79.99 plus Shipping after Rebate!.

 

Offer: This 2TB 7200RPM external hard drive with 32MB buffer, USB 2.0 & eSATA connectors, and 2 year warranty is just $79.99 after a small $10 rebate (expiring 2/23/11). Shipping comes out to $4.99.

 

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OCZ Vertex 3 Pro gets caught doing 550MB/sec in a 500MB/sec zone, pays the fine for being awesome

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OCZ's Vertex Pro 3 is set to put the SSD market on fire by offering a blazing 550MB/sec maximum read and 500MB/sec maximum write speeds. This speed is attained by OCZ using the new SandForce SD-2500 controller which it sports.

 

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The SSD has been tested by a bunch of sites today and it's mostly the same conclusion - this is the shiznit. Anandtech even says it's "the first drive that really needs a 6Gbps interface." The drive isn't available yet and the hardware included is not final, but once it hits retail it's sure to shake things up considerably!

 

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