Rumor: New 800lb Gorilla In Storage Town? - HotHardware
Rumor: New 800lb Gorilla In Storage Town?

Rumor: New 800lb Gorilla In Storage Town?

As with all rumors, we remind you to take the following with a grain of salt:

“We haven't able to confirm this, but we've heard it now from a couple of people: Hitachi, the Japanese conglomerate, is talking to Toshiba and Fujitsu about forming a new company dedicated to hard drives and storage systems.

The new company would combine the limping hard drive divisions of Hitachi and Toshiba as well as some of the storage systems technology from Fujitsu. Each would own a third.”


This could prove quite interesting as each company brings their own distinct technologies to the party.  Imagine making hybrid drives with Hitachi's existing 7200 rpm drives, which are usually at or near the top of the charts, throw in Toshiba's NAND and a touch of Fujitsu's quiet motor design.  Of course there are probably trade-offs with Fujitsu's motor and Hitachi's raw speed, but we still think that every company here could bring something to the table in terms of technologies and resources.

We'll be sure to keep an eye on this rumor, and update you as soon as we can confirm or deny it.
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When FujHitToshi builds a sub-$100US solid-state hard drive of at least 40GB then I will be interested.

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sub 100$ seems a bit steep...or low, i would be happy with a 64gb at 400 or 500 though

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i'm with super dave

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I wouldn't mind playing around with hybrid HDD/SSDs. And I don't know what you're saying about Fujitsu motors vs raw speed, as Fujitsu is one of the few companies who still manufacture blazing fast 15k RPM SCSI drives. I think their speed can handle anything Hitachi can dish out.

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