Do you have a lot of backup drives laying around your office? Would you prefer to have them consolidated into a single, more efficient drive?
About a week ago reports began circulating that SanDisk is looking to be bought out, with Micron Technology and Western Digital both showing interest.
Several hours ago it was officially announced the latter was successful in sealing the deal and the leading hard drive manufacturer will pay $19 billion in cash and stock to buy the leading flash storage solutions company.
With WD’s hard disk drives and SanDisk’s solid state drives and other flash storage products, the combined company will offer a broad range of products from the consumer level to datacenters.
The board of directors of both companies have approved the deal and it should go through in the third quarter of 2016, pending the approval of SanDisk’s shareholders.
How will this move affect consumers?
Market research and analysis firm BCN announced the annual BCN Awards 2015.
Winners are determined based on sales volume, calculated from data gathered from thousands of sellers throughout Japan.
Canon seems to be doing better than ever, while Nikon is just barely holding its ground.
Sony gets its first taste of victory (and a painful failure) and SanDisk maintains its top spot.
A bit of digging reveals why names like Think Tank, Lowepro and Manfrotto won’t make the list.
Earlier today it was revealed by Kaspersky, a leading software security group, that the NSA has been using leading brand hard drives to spy on targets worldwide. In fact, they have been doing so since 2001.
While you most likely use a hard drive manufactured by one of the companies involved, chances are that you haven’t been a victim. Not that you’ve got any way of knowing…
Infected computers were found in over 30 countries, including Iran, Russia, Pakistan and China.