HITACHI

April 3rd, 2012

Hitachi Ships 4TB Enterprise-Class Ultrastar Drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, which was recently acquired by Western Digital, announced today it had begun to ship the Ultrastar 7K4000 – the first enterprise-class 4TB hard disk drive. The Ultrastar 7K4000 line is shipping now in limited quantities: models are offered in 4TB, 3TB and 2TB capacities. The drives have a 6Gb/s Serial ATA [...]

February 28th, 2012

Memory Market Convergence Continues with WD-Toshiba Deal

After its plan to purchase Hitachi Global Storage Technologies spooked worldwide antitrust regulators, Western Digital announced today that it had agreed to sell Toshiba some of its 3.5 inch HDD manufacturing assets and related Intellectual Property. As part of this deal Toshiba will transfer its damaged HDD manufacturing plant in Thailand to Western Digital, which [...]

October 21st, 2011

Retailers Respond to Upcoming HDD Shortage by Limiting Purchases & Hiking Prices

With Thailand experiencing its worst flooding in generations, component manufacturers have been especially hard hit.  The trickle down effect is having a huge impact upon hard drive manufacturers in particular.   Late last week Western Digital announced that their hard drive production facilities in Thailand were shutting down due to the extreme amount of flooding. [...]

March 7th, 2011

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 storage company, with significant operating [...]

August 11th, 2009

Hitachi Ships Industry’s First 7200 RPM 2TB Enterprise-Class Hard Drives

Leveraging its proven, fourth-generation high-capacity hard drive technology, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it is now shipping the industry’s first enterprise-class, 7200 RPM 2TB offering, the Ultrastar A7K2000. The new Hitachi GST Ultrastar A7K2000 is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure enterprise-class mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours in demanding 24×7 [...]

August 7th, 2009

Hitachi ships world’s first 2TB drive to spin at 7200 RPM

HITACHI GST SHIPS THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST TWO TERABYTE 7200 RPM DESKTOP HARD DISK DRIVE New 3.5-Inch Deskstar 7K2000 Marks a New Milestone Geared to Meet the Insatiable Performance and Capacity Needs of Desktop Users SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 6, 2009 – Continuing its tradition of being first-to-market with industry leading hard drives, Hitachi Global [...]