Western Digital

Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (often abbreviated to WD) is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. It has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company. Western Digital was founded on April 23, 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips, a Motorola employee, as General Digital, initially (and briefly) a manufacturer of MOS test equipment. It rapidly became a speciality semiconductor maker, with start-up capital provided by several individual investors and industrial giant Emerson Electric Company. Around July 1971, it adopted its current name and soon introduced its first product, the WD1402A UART.

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Error Recovery Control - Western Digital Time Limit Error Recovery Utility - WDTLER.EXE
... and makes changes to all the connected and compatible Western Digital hard drives to the computer ... Western Digital now claims that using the WDTLER.EXE tool on newer drives can damage the firmware and make the disk unusable ... The WDTLER.EXE tool is no longer available from Western Digital, and new disks will not be able to have the TLER setting changed ...
Automatic Acoustic Management
... Western Digital calls this IntelliSeek(tm) which uses only enough head acceleration to position the head at the target track and sector "just in time" to access data ... Western Digital provides a demonstration flash movie illustrating just-in-time head positioning on their web site ... By contrast, a Western Digital WD1001FALS-00J7B0 (1 TB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 32MB Cache) disk drive shows a decrease from 18ms to 12.5ms by changing the value from 128 to 254, with little to no increase in ...
Western Digital Raptor
... The Western Digital Raptor (often marketed as WD Raptor) or VelociRaptor is a series of high performance hard disk drives produced by Western Digital ... More recently, Western Digital acknowledged the primary consumer of its Raptor brand drives by releasing a revision of its flagship 150 GB drive ...
Western Digital - Parallel ATA Hard Disk Drives
... Western Digital is the only remaining manufacturer of parallel ATA hard disk drives. ...
History Of Hard Disk Drives - Manufacturing History
2011, virtually all of the world's HDDs were manufactured by three large companies Seagate, Western Digital, and Toshiba ... Hitachi (HGST) was acquired by Western Digital in 2012. 1988 Western Digital, then a well-known controller designer, enters the HDD business by acquiring Tandon Corporation's disk manufacturing division ...

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