Western Digital Buying Hitachi's Hard Drive Business for $4.3 Billion

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Beftus

Hitachi Buys IBM's Hard Drive Business.

Western Digital Buys Hitachi's Hard Drive Business.

Western Digital tried to buy Seagate's Hard Drive Business.

Maxtor Buys Quantum's Hard Drive Business.

Seagate Buys Maxtor's Hard Drive Business.

What's left in a few years from now?

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praetor_alpha

WD is my favorite HD company. I remember that Hitachi bought IBM's drive division (the deathstar drives), and I haven't really liked them due to their fetish with noisy 4/5 platter drives. I'll still be buying WD though.

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TMc51

I'm not sure what to think about this. Majority of the Hitachi drives I've ever owned have crapped out, while all of my WD drives are still operational.

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D00dlavy

Double post...

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D00dlavy

I'm a Hitachi user.  Western Digitial is good too.  Does this mean WD's product lineup may change?

Not that it matters too much.  In eight years we'll all be using devices by Kingston, Intel and OCZ.

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deismanj

used to use Who's?  WD or Hitachi?  I prefer WD Black series HD as I have yet to have one fail, and they have 5 year warranty, VS everyone else and their 3 years...  And I've had many a Seagate, Quantum, Maxtor, Hitachi and Samsungs die on me...  (but I might be cursed when it comes to hard drives...  had multiple, including backups, fail at once more than once...)

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eastbayrae

Really sad.  I used to use their HDD's.

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