Hitachi’s Global Storage Technology is now owned by Western Digital

This ain't no free lunch

Storage manufacturer Western Digital is now the proud owner of a new branch, Hitachi GST. For a measly $3.5 billion in cash and 25 million in common shares (equaling a paltry $4.3 billion) WD purchased the brand and its line of storage solutions.

Hitachi has recently released their first line of SSD devices for enterprise environments, a product designed with a little assistance from Intel. It is also a founding member of the Hybrid Storage Alliance – a group that promotes the advantages of hybrid SSD/HDD devices – as is the new daddy, Western Digital. What does this all mean to you? It means that two large companies with a vast database of knowledge are now working under one roof, to provide the best products for every computing environment.

Sources: Digital Trends, BetaNews

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