Is WD same as Western Digital?

Who makes Western Digital hard drives?


Industry Computer storage devices
Predecessor IBM‘s hard drive business
Founded 2003
Defunct 2018
Fate Acquired by Western Digital in 2012; brand phased out in 2018

What is Western Digital known for?

WDC is known for designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing hard disk drives (HDDs), NAND flash-based storage devices, solid-state drives (SSDs) and enterprise storage platforms. Western Digital Corporation sells its products under the following brands: Western Digital, G-Technology, SanDisk and WD.

Which is better Seagate or WD?

Both Seagate’s® and WD’s magnetic platter-based HDDs provide similar read/write speed. However, Seagate’s® Solid State Drives (SSDs) are faster than WD’s SSDs. For instance, Western Digital’s top performance NVMe SSDs deliver a sequential read/write speed of up to 3,430/3000 MBPS.

What is the difference between WD Elements and WD Passport?

The biggest difference between the WD Elements and My Passport drives is the ability to create volumes that are protected by a password. … As far as the SmartWare backup software offered by Western Digital, it comes with the purchase of the My Passport drive and is ready for you to use.

What is the difference between WD Blue and WD purple?

Comparison Between The Two Hard Drive Types: WD Blue vs WD Purple. In essence, the differentiating features of the two types of hard drives would be that the WD Blue is intended for the basic desktop applications, while the WD Purple is best suited for the 24-hour functionality.

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What makes Western Digital unique?

Western Digital unveils Symbiotics DesignTM, its ability to design, tune and optimize across the entire portfolio technology stack; customization uniquely enabled by owning the design, development and manufacture of the components that go into higher-level products.

Where are Western Digital products made?

At present Western Digital has three factories that produce hard drives: the largest one is located in Bang Pa-In (Thailand), the second largest one is situated near Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), and the smallest one is sited in Prachinburi (Thailand).