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Re: Western Digital to Buy Hitachi Unit for $4.3 Billion.
Mar 7, 2011, 15:46
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Re: Western Digital to Buy Hitachi Unit for $4.3 Billion. Mar 7, 2011, 15:46
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The Advocate wrote on Mar 7, 2011, 10:49:
This sucks. I buy Hitachi drives because they have a stellar reliability record in everything I have deployed them in. Western Digital drives have always been junk, barely above the crap that Seagate shovels in to a box.

Guess I'll be giving Samsung a shot.


I have the exact opposite experience. Recently out of 3 2TB Hitachi drives I bought, ONE works. The other two were DOA. I've not yet had an issue with WD drives which I have several of right now. WD buying Hitachi's HD unit is very good news to me.

I've always liked WD, Seagate and Maxtor drives. I would like a Samsung SSD though for my OS drive.

It seems I'm not the only one with Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM drive issues. I've seen quite a lot of negative reviews on this drive on newegg and elsewhere. Hitachi's quality control seems to have been slipping so it does not surprise me they're selling to WD.
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 Re: Western Digital to Buy Hitachi Unit for $4.3 Billion.