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Old 03-07-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Western Digital acquires Hitachi's hard drive business

"the Hitachi name will no longer be seen as branding on hard drives. Western Digital has stated it will rename the company as part of its own brand"
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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There goes the competition ...
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Didn't Hitachi buy IBM's hard drive business?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I'm OK with this. WD has good quality control. I'd be irritated if Seagate bought em.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Bye!

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Didn't Hitachi buy IBM's hard drive business?
Yes
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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My WD drive died about a month ago. The ironic thing is, I had just been looking at external drives that same day. Much work gone, and a lesson learned.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Will it be deal time at NewEgg to unload Hitachi inventory?

Guerilla deals on terabytes?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Will it be deal time at NewEgg to unload Hitachi inventory?

Guerilla deals on terabytes?
I sure hope so, I could use another terabyte drive on the cheap.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I sure hope so, I could use another terabyte drive on the cheap.
And today New Egg has Hitachi 2TB Desktar drives at $69.99 after $10 rebate.

Isn't the Deskstar name a holdover from IBM?
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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And today New Egg has Hitachi 2TB Desktar drives at $69.99 after $10 rebate.

Isn't the Deskstar name a holdover from IBM?
Yep. That came from IBM
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