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    News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

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    Re: News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Oh dear one less choice of drives, I have avoided Hitachi ever since they bought IBM as i suffered from having several "Death-Star" drives, including a glass platter one. I guess I will now be avoiding WD, which is a shame as they were my second choice after seagate. Does this mean WD will also get Hitachi's san business?
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    Re: News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Hopefully Hitachi's SAN business is their *sole* interest in it.
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    Re: News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Hopefully Hitachi's SAN business is their *sole* interest in it.
    I imagine it's mostly that, a few pieces of IP & patents and some factory capacity.

    Avoiding Hitachi drives because of years old problems with DeskStar drives is uncalled for, those problems are long history and Hitachi have a good enterprise level offering, and that's where reliability counts the most.

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    Re: News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Found the recent desktop drives to be pretty good.

    had an old IBM 40gb that failed and a couple of earlier hitachis doa/failed with click of death though.

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    Re: News - Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Avoiding Hitachi drives because of years old problems with DeskStar drives is uncalled for, those problems are long history and Hitachi have a good enterprise level offering, and that's where reliability counts the most.
    Exactly.

    It's a shame to see less choice in the marketplace, but it's almost worth it if it will finally put paid to the tired old "Deathstar" meme.

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