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    WD to buy Hitachi GST


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    And here was me thinking that WD could not do anything to make less reliable drives.

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    They could have bought Maxtor from seagate

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    This means Hitachi's external hard drives are now going to come bundled with WDs SmartWare junk.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    They could have bought Maxtor from seagate
    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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    I'm glad I'm not alone!

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    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?

    http://techreport.com/discussions.x/20544

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