Tag Archives: Western Digital

Toshiba Enters Consumer HDD Market As WD/Hitachi Merger Hangs In The Balance

A little over two months ago, Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, leaving only three major players in the magnetic storage industry. Actually, not quite three, as Toshiba remained as well. The problem was that this veritable “David” wasn’t actually in any position to take on what were the three remaining “Goliaths” of this industry. The reality …

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Fujitsu Launches SSD Line As The Old Guard Protects Its Turf

Fujitsu, a one time supplier of high performance SCSI and mobile hard drives, has announced the release of a new SSD line. Based on the SF-2281 controller, the drives will offer 550MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes along with 55,000 and 40,000 R/W IOPs . Interestingly, it seems that in addition to its old hard drive division, Fujitsu has eliminated their marketing …

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And Then There Were Three – Seagate Completes Acquisition Of Samsung’s Hard Drive Division

Seagate has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division. The transaction will go through for $1.4 billion. By gaining Samsung’s assets, Seagate will be sitting pretty in the HDD industry with a 40 percent market share. In 2010, Seagate sold 195.2 million units while Samsung let go of around 66 million units. Included in the …

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