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Windows 7: Western Digital to buy Hitachi disk unit

07 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
Western Digital to buy Hitachi disk unit

another one bites the dust

Western Digital Agrees to Buy Hitachi Unit for $4.3 Billion - Bloomberg

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07 Mar 2011   #2
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

From my perspective, the worst buys out one of the best. Too bad, I've always liked IBM - oops - I mean Hitachi hard drives.

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07 Mar 2011   #3
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot

The IBM Deathstars... I mean Deskstars were good. Only 11 out of 12 I installed went bad. I still have that HD somewhere.
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07 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

i will be waiting for my WD Deathstars lol
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07 Mar 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Never had issue with WD, the worst I've had from them was a 1st gen raptor that died after a short 2 years.
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07 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Too bad - one more competitor gone. I like my Hitachies. They work well. Fujitsu is another good one.
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08 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Heh... I have an Hitachi right now... they're gonna go instinct by now? That's sad.

WD = Best Hard drives ever. I only swear by WD now. The Hitachi one I have was given to me so, don't question ^_^
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08 Mar 2011   #8
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

A friend asked for help recently when the Hitachi drive he was running "bit the dust"! I gave him an old WD but then the board let go so I set him up with one of my old XP cases for the time being.

WD will certainly make improvements when the new (former)Hitachis are seen. It will interesting to see how those stack up in comparisons.
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09 Mar 2011   #9


Only issues we had with WD were a few 150Gb Raptors.
Had more problem with Seagate, though that was years ago.
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09 Mar 2011   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I replaced a Seagate on an old '95 Packard Bell a decade ago to get that running again but when first getting into custom cases even earlier a specialist pointed me at WDs which have been run since.

Over all those years a pair of old ides stuffed and that was about it. Never OS a Green Power model however. That's WD's enery saver series of drives good for storage/backup not performance.

With the buyout of Hitachi you stilll have to wonder which way the production line leans towards for those. GP large capacity, Blue, Black edition, RE Enterprise, or a totally new lineup of models to be introduced if not simply expanding their production base.
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