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7th March 2011, 04:11 PM #1
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7th March 2011, 05:17 PM #2
And here was me thinking that WD could not do anything to make less reliable drives.
7th March 2011, 06:11 PM #3
They could have bought Maxtor from seagate
7th March 2011, 06:16 PM #4
This means Hitachi's external hard drives are now going to come bundled with WDs SmartWare junk.
7th March 2011, 06:22 PM #5
On the bright side at least other companies are making SSD's ie OCZ, Corsair etc so once prices come down , won't have to worry about WD, Seagate, etc unless they have SSD's in the works to compete with OCZ, Corsair / Samsung etc
7th March 2011, 06:32 PM #6
True, Maxtors were just delayed data wipeing devices, with a mean time between total, complete and spectacular failure that could be more easily communicated in days than months or years.
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7th March 2011, 06:45 PM #7
8th March 2011, 04:09 PM #8
I did have an IBM death star
8th March 2011, 10:54 PM #9
I hope Hitachi's firmware engineers can show WD how to make a HDD that actually works properly in a RAID array.
By the way, Samsung will be releasing 4TB HDDs sometime this year. I wonder how long is will take WD to release theirs?
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