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Western Digital completes Hitachi GST acquisition

One year after announcing the deal, Western Digital has officially completed its acquisition of Viviti Technologies (formerly Hitachi GST) for $3.9 billion in cash and 25 million shares of WDC common stock valued totaling about $0.9 billion. The company plans…

Hard Drive Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods

The hard disk drive supply chain was hit hard late last year when a series of floods struck Thailand. The Asian country accounts for about a quarter of the world's hard drive production. All this resulted in hard drive prices shooting through the roof around the end of October as production became more expensive and limited.

With the help of price tracking site Camelegg we've checked on a number of mobile and desktop HDDs to get a better overview of how the situation has developed in the last three months.

LCD firms agree on $553 million settlement for price fixing

Samsung Electronics and six other producers of liquid-crystal displays have agreed to pay around $553 million in compensation to settle consumer and state regulator claims they conspired to "fix" prices for LCD panels used in televisions, laptops and computer displays. …

Hitachi-LG execs face jail time, fines for price fixing

Three industry executives will serve prison sentences after pleading guilty to fixing optical disk drive prices, according to the US Department of Justice. The Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) workers, Young Keun Park, Sang Hun Kim and Sik "Daniel" Hur participated…

Hitachi GST announces 1TB per platter hard drives

Hitachi GST has announced their first 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per platter. The milestone was first announced by Seagate in May, with drives hitting the market last month. But while Hitachi may be playing catch up…

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi join forces in LCD joint venture

Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, three of Japan's biggest electronics makers, have announced plans to merge their small and medium-sized LCD panel operations into a single entity called Japan Display. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new venture is likely to…

Hitachi unveils MLC-based enterprise Ultrastar SSD

Hitachi expanded its flash-based storage offerings today, introducing its new enterprise SSD. Offered alongside last year's Ultrastar SSD400S, the new Ultrastar SSD400M is equipped with more affordable MLC NAND flash chips instead of its sibling's pricier SLC parts (hence the…

Hitachi announces first USB 3.0 external drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has announced a new line of Hitachi Touro Pro desktop and mobile external hard drives, which offer both local backup and cloud storage functionality. The Touro Pro line is an all-in-one solution to help…

Hitachi releases first one-disk 7mm 500GB HDD

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the industry's highest capacity one-disk 7mm HDD. The new 5,400 RPM Travelstar Z5K500 drive has just 500GB of space but its slim profile makes it the best cost per gigabyte and gigabyte per cubic…

Hitachi preps 750GB 7200RPM notebook drive

It's hard draw attention away from Western Digital's freshly announced 3TB My Book Essential HDD, but Hitachi has a small announcement of its own today. The company has unveiled two new 2.5-inch 750GB drives, the Travelstar 5K750 and 7K750. Both…