Western Digital Purchases Hitachi's Storage Unit

Rob Williams

Staff member
In news that came as a big shock to a lot of people, Western Digital yesterday announced that it would be acquiring Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, and at the same time, gaining ownership to Hitachi's entire line of mechanical hard drives for both the desktop, OEM and enterprise market. Why the purchase? Your guess is as good as ours!

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Techgage Staff
Staff member
Hmm, didn't see that one coming, or suspect a thing. Should be something in the WSJ on this that'll shed more light on this. :)