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Old March 7, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Default Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Western Digital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WD will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.3 billion. The proposed combination will result in a customer-focused ... [ Read full article ]

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Old March 7, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Default Western Digital to buy Hitachi HDD ops for $4.3 billion

Breaking news..dot-dot-dot-da-dotdot, dot-dot-dot-da-dotdot....

Western Digital to buy Hitachi HDD ops for $4.3 billion | Reuters
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Old March 7, 2011, 07:50 AM
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I don't like this at all. I would of rather keep Hitachi in the mix to maintain price competition.
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Go samsung! Help us keeping the market price affordable:)
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So we're down to three major companies then? Seagate, Western Digital, and Samsung?
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So we're down to three major companies then? Seagate, Western Digital, and Samsung?
It would appear that way....

SSD's are the future anyhow
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It would appear that way....

SSD's are the future anyhow
They won't be able to replace hard drives for a long time though...

Really sucks that I will no longer have a cheap Hitachi option that performs as well as WD's flagship for half the price. Might even have to buy a Seagate again, hopefully they work out their firmware issues asap.
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The latest Seagates are good kit. I have 7 of them right now (3 two tb'ers, 3 one tb'ers and 1 three tb'ers).

Damn shame about Hitachi. I wonder if the couple I got (when go they on me....hopefully never ) will be replaced by WD blacks.
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Hitatchi was never a great company and their OEM support really lacks too when you need to replace a drive to them.

Glad to see 3 big companies like WD, Seagate, and Samsung in the run
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that's a shame. Hitachi makes fantastic drives for the cost.
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