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Date: 14-08-13

SPA, a new association for storage tech launched

HGST, Seagate, WD, and Toshiba have launched a new storage association named Storage Products Association (SPA). SPA to provide forum to educate on the role of hard disk drives (HDDs) and Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHDs) in consumer and business environments. SPA to help storage users on storage options and advancements.

“With newly created data doubling every two years, hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives remain the best option for securely storing large amounts of dynamic data, in a cost effective manner” said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit and SPA board member. “At Toshiba, we have witnessed inadequate information reaching consumers about HDDs. The formation of SPA will help storage stakeholders stay informed of the key trends in storage as well as educate them on any current misconceptions of storage.”

The SPA debuted this week at the Flash Memory Summit where participants from member companies participated in a panel titled, “Solid State Hybrid Drives Help Meet Today’s Storage Demands” to discuss the role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives. John Rydning, IDC research vice president for hard disk drives, moderated the panel.

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