Western Digital buy out Hitachi GST.
It seems that everything is being done to try and make sure that Hitachi GST remains as separate from WD for as possible despite the merger. It all seems rather unlikely in the long run. I can’t imagine that in 3 years time that we will see hard disk drives with different architectures being delivered from WD-Hitachi. As memory serves it did not take long for Seagate to phase out Maxtor technology disks, and going further back I don’t remember Quantum technology HDDs lasting too long after Maxtor got their hands on them.