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What does HDD stand for?
Hard disk drive (or hard drive) is the primary computer storage device. It stores digitally-encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. These days, HDD usage goes beyond the computer with its application expanding into products such as digital video recorders, video game consoles, even mobile phones.
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2009-01-16 Will Toshiba buy Fujitsu's HDD business?
A company spokesman said that Toshiba Corp. is in talks to buy rival Fujitsu Ltd's loss-making HDD business, according to an AFP report.
2002-03-01 Western Digital external FireWire HDD spins 7,200rpm
The company has announced the availability of its 120GB WD FireWire external HDD that boasts of a rotation speed of 7,200rpm.
2003-02-13 WDC enterprise SATA HDD spins at 10,000rpm
Western Digital Corp. announced its entry into the enterprise hard drive market with the release of the WD Raptor serial ATA (SATA) HDD that spins at 10,000rpm and exhibits an average seek time of 5.2ms.
2006-09-18 Vendors push for flash, HDD coexistence
HDD and NAND flash vendors have agreed on a peaceful coexistence, claiming that the two technologies are complementary and emphasizing the need to select the one most appropriate for a particular application.
2010-10-15 Veeco bags HDD contracts
The company says its physical and chemical vapor deposition systems enable higher areal density for next generation thin film magnetic heads.
2010-07-01 USB 3.0 controller packs dual SATA HDD ports
PLX's OXU3102 DAS controller targets the professional- and power-consumer) market segment and combines USB SuperSpeed's 5Gbit/s interface with dual high-speed serial ATA HDD ports.
2003-01-27 Toshiba, MKE collaborate for 1.8-inch HDD production
Toshiba Corp. and Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Ind. Ltd have collaborated in the production of 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch HDDs.
2005-05-24 Toshiba's perpendicular HDD finds home in music player
Toshiba will introduce a music player in late June as the first application of its perpendicular recording hard disk drive.
2007-11-30 Toshiba SDD unveils 80GB automotive HDD
Toshiba Storage Device Division has expanded its automotive-grade hard disk drive line with the introduction of a 2.5-inch 80GB offering, which provides a significant capacity increase to enable the next generation of advanced navigation, in-car entertainment and vehicle connectivity solutions.
2010-08-20 Toshiba quadruples HDD capacity
Toshiba Corp. reports that it has flown a recording head over a track on an HDD that packs 2.5Terabits of data per square inch, using bit patterned media.
2011-07-11 Toshiba plans R&D, manufacturing units for HDD expansion
Toshiba plans a new R&D center and HDD manufacturing facility in Japan to better compete with Seagate and Western Digital.
2002-07-25 Toshiba LSI suits HDD-equipped consumer devices
The TC86C001FG LSI integrates support for PCI, ATA, ATAPI, USB host, USB device, and I?C controllers to simplify the design of consumer products equipped with HDDs.
2005-05-17 Toshiba acquires Panasonic's miniature HDD design center
Toshiba Corp. has strengthened its grip on the small hard-disk drive (HDD) business with its acquisition of Panasonic Shikoku Electronics' HDD design center.
2002-04-11 Toshiba 60GB HDD has 9.5mm profile
The MK6021GAS 60GB, 2.5-inch HDD from Toshiba Corp. features a 9.5mm profile, while providing an areal density of 48.8Gb/inch?2, and is targeted towards storage of files in portable PCs and servers.
2002-08-02 Toshiba 2.5-inch HDD rotates at 5,400rpm
Toshiba Corp. has introduced the MK6022GAX 2.5-inch HDD with a 60GB capacity and a 5,400rpm rotational speed.
2002-02-13 Toshiba 2.5-inch HDD boasts 5,400rpm rotation speed
The company has released a new line of 2.5-inch HDDs that achieve what is claimed to be an industry-best rotation speed of 5,400rpm.
2011-11-23 Thailand needs $64M to restore HDD industry
The country supplies 40 to 45 percent of the global HDD market and the flooding crisis will cause severe contraction on electronics export shipments.
2007-02-16 Tbyte drive, notebook flash set HDD milestones
Hitachi's first terabyte drive and SanDisk's 32GByte flash-based solid-state drive both signal long-term transitions that could make or break fortunes in mass storages.
2008-01-09 Strong Q3 revives HDD profit: iSuppli
iSuppli Corp. reported that the hard disk drive industry had resurgence in profitability in Q3, signaling that the storage market finally is on firmer ground.
2007-12-18 ST tips 65nm HDD iterative decoding channel
STMicroelectronics is sampling its first 65nm iterative read channel for the low-power mobile segment of hard disk drives.
2007-05-11 ST reports 65nm multistandard HDD physical layer IP
STMicroelectronics has revealed what it claims as the industry's f its next-generation 65nm serial-interface MIPHY (Multi Interface PHY) Physical Layer interface IP.
2008-07-31 ST offloads HDD controller division to Western Digital
Hard disk manufacturer Western Digital has acquired the hard disk drive controller IP rights, design tools and design team from STMicroelectronics NV.
2006-04-28 ST HDD controller cuts across 5V, 12V apps
STMicroelectronics' motor control chip integrates all of the circuitry required to drive both the spindle motor and the voice-coil of a PC's hard disk drive.
2010-03-01 Spread spectrum timing for HDD applications
When electrical current flows in a circuit, an electromagnetic field is created. The strength of this field depends on the frequency and magnitude of the current flow.
2007-04-19 Sony to launch PS3 with bigger HDD capacity
Sony Corp. revealed plans to deliver PlayStation 3 game consoles with larger HDD capacity to serve the needs of hardcore gamers and other heavy users.
2012-01-03 Seiko, A*STAR partner on HDD tech
The research collaboration will develop pivot assembly for 2.5in, 5mm HDD, targeting the current limitations of both flash-based SSDs and conventional HDD.
2010-03-30 Seagate stays on top of HDD market
Seagate Technology LLC has maintained its perch at the top as largest manufacturer of HDDs in Q4 09, fending off a strong challenge by perennial second-ranked Western Digital Corp.
2002-03-01 Seagate Serial ATA HDD eliminates protocol conversion
The company has demonstrated what is claimed to be the industry's first full-speed native Serial ATA hard-disk drive that features a design that does not require the translation of incoming Serial ATA signals into Parallel ATA protocols.
2011-11-30 Seagate sees HDD shortage to last several quarters
Seagate said it believes the industry's ability to manufacture and ship HDDs will gradually improve throughout 2012.
2007-03-14 Seagate puts 'first' encrypting HDD on ASI laptop
Seagate Technology said that Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disc Encryption), the world's 'first' encrypting 2.5inch notebook PC hard disk drive, is shipping to ASI Computer Technologies' C8015 whitebook laptop system.
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