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Hitachi GST 4TB Ultrastar 7K4000 drive

Hitachi GST rummages in pocket, pulls out lint-covered storage Tardis

WD sub Hitachi GST is showing a fast, high capacity pocket disk drive at CES that sets a new product benchmark: a G-DRIVE with a 7,200rpm, 1TB Travelstar drive inside it. This a brand new Travelstar drive. Mike Williams, the VP and general manager for G-Technology in the HGST Branded Business, said: "The new Travelstar drive is …
Chris Mellor, 07 Jan 2013
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Hitachi GST to demo first 12Gbit/s SAS SSD

Hitachi GST has announced that it will soon demonstrate the industry's first 12Gbit/s SAS interface solid state drive. The latest addition to Western Digital said it would demo the fastest SAS interface yet at the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase, Santa Clara, on 9 May, 2012. SAS 12Gbit/s runs twice as fast as the …
Chris Mellor, 02 May 2012
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Hitachi GST lays 4TB Easter egg

Hitachi GST has laid a nice Easter egg: a 4TB enterprise disk drive and a first at this capacity level. It's HGST's second 4TB product. This 3.5-inch drive technology first surfaced in September when Hitachi GST launched its 4TB G-Drive external Thunderbolt product. Now it has updated its Ultrastar line, jumping from the 3TB …
Chris Mellor, 03 Apr 2012
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Chinese strike hits Hitachi GST ahead of WD buy

More than 1,000 workers at a Hitachi GST-owned disk drive plant are striking over severance pay connected to the Western Digital acquisition. The strike, reported in various Chinese papers, is at the Shenzhen Hailiang Storage Product Co. This company was founded in Shenzhen in 1995 and makes head gimbal assemblies (HGA) for hard …
Chris Mellor, 12 Dec 2011
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Hitachi GST unzips to reveal hard internal 4TB whopper

Hitachi GST has a 4TB desktop disk drive on sale in Tokyo, although no product announcement has been made. This would be the world's first 4TB internal drive. As reported by Xbit Labs, the Deskstar 5K4000 is a 4TB drive with a 32MB cache and 6Gbit/s SATA interface. It features Advanced Format and Coolspin technology, spinning at …
Chris Mellor, 12 Dec 2011

Stop the wedding! WD, Hitachi GST told to wait a day

In a bare statement after the US stock markets closed on Monday, Western Digital and Hitachi GST announced that their expected 7 March marriage would take place – only one day later. Western Digital is trying to buy Hitachi GST in a $4.5bn transaction that was attached to a condition that WD would pay Hitachi GST $250m by way of …
Chris Mellor, 07 Mar 2012
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EU puts Hitachi GST on the menu for hungry WD

The European Union is set to give Western Digital its blessing to buy Hitachi GST and become the world's biggest hard disk drive manufacturer by far, or so says Reuters. But Western Digital has to become smaller to get bigger; the EU requires it to sell off some operations, including sizeable ones, according to Reuters. …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2011
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Hitachi GST releases skinny spinner

Western Digital's latest acquisition, Hitachi GST, has released a skinny single platter drive for consumer electronics devices. The CinemaStar Z5K500 is a 7mm thick disk drive featuring 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities, with a maximum areal density of 630Gbit/in2, a 32MB cache, a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and a 7,200rpm spin speed …
Chris Mellor, 16 May 2012
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Brussels objects to WD's Hitachi GST purchase

The European Union is objecting to Western Digital's proposed purchase of Hitachi GST on antitrust grounds. The European Commission has issued a formal Statement of Objections. A Western Digital SEC filing said: The Statement of Objections sets out the European Commission's preliminary assessment regarding the combination of …
Chris Mellor, 19 Aug 2011
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Hitachi GST sandwiches Seagate with 4TB big boy

The day after Seagate launched its 4TB external drive, Hitachi GST did exactly the same with its launch of its 4TB desktop whopper. It gets curiouser in a PR/marketing sense as Hitachi GST announced it had a terabyte-per-platter product the day before Seagate revealed its 4TB product. Oddly Hitachi only announced a single- …
Chris Mellor, 08 Sep 2011
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Hitachi GST enters itty-bitty server disk fray against Seagate

Hitachi GST has announced a 900GB small form-factor drive, thus catching up with Seagate's Savvio. The Ultrastar C10K900 is a 3-platter, 2.5-inch enterprise-grade 6Gbit/s SAS drive that spins at 10,000rpm and holds 0.9TB of data - 300GB more than the C10K600. Hitachi says average seek times are as low as 3.8ms, and has a "random …
Chris Mellor, 14 Dec 2011
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Hitachi GST ships terabyte platter-spinners

Hitachi GST is now shipping internal fit, terabyte-per-platter drives. Back in May Seagate announced it would ship a terabyte-per-platter Barracuda by the mid-year point, but production problems are still delaying this bumper Barracuda bundle. Oddly Hitachi GST is only shipping single-platter versions of these new drives, …
Chris Mellor, 07 Sep 2011
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Hitachi GST flashes HP 3PAR OEM deal

HP 3PAR has picked Hitachi GST flash drives to speed array data access. HP 3PAR F-Class, T-Class, and V-Class (P10000) can ship with a 3.5-inch version of Hitachi GST's SSD400S, the 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) co-developed with Intel and using 34nm single level cell flash. It was first announced in November 2010 but OEM SSD …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2011

Western Digital gets China's nod to gobble Hitachi GST

Western Digital has gained China's approval for its Hitachi GST acquisition, but the integration of the two cannot take place for two years. Western Digital and Hitachi GST have agreed the acquisition but both EU and Chinese anti-competition regulators have had concerns, delaying their approval of the deal. WD and Toshiba have …
Chris Mellor, 05 Mar 2012

Hitachi GST waggles nippy 2.5-incher at Ultrabooks

Remember Hitachi GST's 500GB single-platter Travelstar? Well, now it spins faster and jets out data quicker, possibly having been accelerated for the Ultrabook market. In December 2010 the Z5K500 2.5-incher rotated at 5,400 RPM and had a measly 4MB cache and 3Gbit/s SATA interface. Behold the Z7K500 marvel: 7,200 RPM, 32MB cache …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2012
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WD acquires Hitachi GST for $4.8bn

One year after Western Digital announced it was going to acquire Hitachi GST the deal is done, but only after conditions imposed by three different regulatory agencies have been met. Western Digital (WD) has bought Viviti Technologies, formerly Hitachi GST, for $3.9bn in cash and 25 million WD shares worth $0.9 billion; a total …
Chris Mellor, 09 Mar 2012
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Hitachi GST pushes out boosted SSD

Hitachi GST has birthed a boosted Ultrastar SSD using Intel's latest 25nm NAND. Intel launched its own 520 just a few days ago. In these frenetic days of flash hyper-awareness, close attention will be paid to the performance of new flash drives to see if suppliers are keeping up with the pace or slipping behind. The Ultrastar …
Chris Mellor, 09 Feb 2012

Hitachi GST IPO may be coming

Via Aaron Rakers of Stifel Nicolaus I'm hearing Hitachi GST may be being prepped for an IPO. He cites a Reuters report which mentions an IPO is one alternative and others include an outright sale by Hitachi of all or part of its disk drive operation. Likely buyers if a sale is consider have to be the existing HDD manufacturers …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2010
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Hitachi GST SSD image sighted

Hitachi GST has posted an image on its website of the solid state drive (SSD) it is developing with Intel. You make make out part numbers if you peer closely enough, but not much else. The company says it will make the drive available in the second half of 2010, giving it a month and half, setting Christmas aside, to do so. It's …
Chris Mellor, 02 Nov 2010
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WD cleared to gobble Hitachi GST

The EU has said Western Digital can buy the Hitachi GST disk drive business but only if it sells off some 3.5-inch drive production capacity to an EU-approved buyer. The $4.3bn purchase of Hitachi GST, recently renamed Viviti Technologies, is conditional "upon the divestment of essential production assets for 3.5-inch hard disk …
Chris Mellor, 23 Nov 2011
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Hitachi GST flash stash speed dash

What a turn up for the books: Hitachi GST has just introduced a multi-level cell SSD that's faster – not slower – than its single level cell product. It's also cheaper, but that's expected. MLC flash is supposed to be slower than SLC flash. The SLC Ultrastar SSD400S does 41,000 and 21,000 random read and write IOPS respectively …
Chris Mellor, 09 Aug 2011
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Hitachi GST leads 3TB enterprise drive pack

Hitachi GST has announced the highest capacity large enterprise drive at 3TB. The Ultrastar 7K3000 spins at 7,200rpm with a two million hour mean time before failure rating, the industry’s highest MTBF on a 7200rpm HDD. It has five platters and sports both SAS and SATA interface options at 6Gbit/s, another first. There is a …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2011
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Hitachi GST catch up with 10K drive

Hitachi GST has caught up with its competitors, announcing a 600GB, 2.5-inch enterprise drive and claiming better power-efficiency than anyone else. The Ultrastar C10K600 spins at 10,000rpm and is a 3-platter drive, with a 341Gbit/in2 areal density drive and comes in 300, 450 and 600GB capacity points. Hitachi GST claims its …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2010
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Hitachi GST going for IPO

It's an IPO: Hitachi is sending its wholly-owned disk drive making subsidiary, Hitachi GST, out into independence via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Hitachi intends Hitachi GST to have a listing on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) in cooperation with …
Chris Mellor, 03 Nov 2010
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Hitachi GST buys Malaysian platter plant

A Western Digital plant in Sarawak, Malaysia, has been sold to Hitachi GST. The plant makes aluminium platters, the substrate for hard disk drives, (HDD) and WD has moved the plant's responsibilities to another facility in Johor, Malaysia, to consolidate operations and save costs. With the completion of the sale, the Sarawak …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jul 2009
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Storage sale SHOCK: WD to buy Hitachi GST

Western Digital is buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for $4.25bn in a friendly takeover – so much for a Hitachi GST IPO. The money comes as $3.5bn cash and 25 million WD shares, worth $750m at a $30.01 share price. It will be funded from WD's cash and about $2.5bn of debt. The combined company will be much bigger than …
Chris Mellor, 07 Mar 2011
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Hitachi GST brings out massive DVR units

Hitachi GST has introduced new drives for digital video recorders, revving its existing 3.5-inch product with doubled capacity and giving us a 50 per cent capacity increase on the 2.5-inch product. With the new 3.5-inch drive, DVRs can hold twice as many movies and TV programmes as before. The 3.5-inch 5K2000 hard disk drive …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jan 2011
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Hitachi GST delivers storage bounty on a platter

Hitachi GST has developed a single-platter 2.5-inch drive holding 500GB, a record density at this form factor in a production disk drive. The Travelstar Z5K500 spins at 5,400rpm, has an 8MB cache and a 7mm z-height. It is designed for use in thin notebooks, notebooks and tablet-type devices, and comes in 250, 320 and 500GB …
Chris Mellor, 16 Dec 2010
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Hitachi GST ends STEC's monopoly

Hitachi GST flash drives are hitting the streets and, at last, ending STEC's monopoly in the supply of Fibre Channel interface SSDs. EMC startled the enterprise storage array world by embracing STEC SSDs (solid state drives) in its arrays last year as a way of dramatically lowering the latency for access to the most important …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2010
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Hitachi GST solid state drive spotted at convention

A Hitachi GST solid state drive (SSD) is being shown at the Hitachi uValue 2010 convention in Tokyo. There is very little information available but we know it's a 2.5-inch form factor product with SAS and FCAL (Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop) interfaces, making it a product to fit into a 2.5-inch small form factor disk drive slot …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 2010
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Hitachi GST: Sale or IPO?

Hitachi is reported to be considering an IPO or sale of Hitachi GST, its disk drive operation, ranked third in the industry behind Seagate and Western Digital. How much is it worth? Who would want to buy it? IPO Hitach GST had revenues of $4.8bn in 2009. We can look at the annual revenues of Seagate and Western Digital and …
Chris Mellor, 06 Sep 2010
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Hitachi GST plugs its areal hole with shingles

Hitachi GST, in the process of being acquired by Western Digital, says Shingle Magnetic Recording is a necessary gap-filler before advanced disk recording technologies come on stream. It is currently talking to Facebook and Google about this. CEO Stephen Milligan said Hitachi GST aims to cover all the storage bases from fast …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jul 2011
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Hitachi GST flash drives already in sample stage

A Reg reader pointed us to a Hitachi GST Solid State Drive (SSD) FAQ, which cast more light on the company's SSD intentions and schedule, which is more advanced than we thought. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) are documents created by suppliers to answer, you guessed it, frequently asked questions about their products and …
Chris Mellor, 02 Nov 2010
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Hitachi GST tries to redefine external drives with LifeStudio

Hitachi GST is trying to redefine the consumer external hard drive with its LifeStudio products, which include local and cloud backup, document and multimedia content management, a 3D wall eye-candy interface and an attached USB stick. Hitachi GST has decided that consumers don't just want as much capacity as possible - they …
Chris Mellor, 07 Jul 2010
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Hitachi GST buying WD plant

Number three disk drive manufacturer Hitachi GST is helping out number two supplier Western Digital by buying a media substrate plant it no longer needs. The plant makes the aluminum disk platters used in hard drives, and it's located in Sarawak, Malaysia. The WD employees there will transfer to a Hitachi GST subsidiary. The …
Chris Mellor, 21 May 2009
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Hitachi GST joins 2TB Club

The 2TB hard drive club just got its third member, with Hitachi GST joining Western Digital and Seagate. Pretty soon desktop PC cred will demand a 2TB spinner. The 7200rpm Deskstar 7K2000 3.5-inch drive a 32MB cache and a 3Gbit/s SATA II link to its host PC. There are five platters, which means Hitachi GST has not achieved the …
Chris Mellor, 06 Aug 2009
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Hitachi GST clears out Simple clutter

Hitachi GST has updated its Simple line of external drives for EMEA, and given the G-Technology line an internal transplant with Hitachi GST drives being used in all its products. Hitachi GST has three external storage brands: Easy, Simple, and a line of Mac disk drive products in the form of G-Technology. Hitachi GST external …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2009
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Hitachi GST SVP takes a punt on STT-RAM

The general manager and VP of Engineering at Hitachi GST has left to join a NAND and DRAM replacement technology company, Grandis. That seems like a risky move. Said GM and VP Mohamad Krounbi is joining Grandis to be its SVP for engineering, taking on responsibility for "all STT-RAM technology and product development at Grandis …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 2010
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Hitachi GST whacks Seagate in the Savvios

Hitachi GST is taking on Seagate by launching a fast and small hard drive that matches the Savvio's capacity and SAS 2 interface but has four times the cache. In the enterprise 2.5-inch drive market Seagate has a 15,000rpm Savvio 15K.2 drive - two meaning second generation - that offers 73 and 146GB capacity points and has a …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2009
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Hitachi quietly slips in new, big hardness

Has the 3TB drive cookie crumbled with Hitachi GST's stealthy product, or will Samsung bring out its own 3TB EcoGreen drive? Hitachi GST has revealed the 3TB Deskstar 7K300 on its website, but with no PR fanfare. It's a 7,200rpm, 3.5-inch drive with a 6Gbit/s SATA interface, a first for Hitachi GST, and comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2010
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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

The folks at backup-as-a-service outfit Backblaze have again done something astounding: they've not only looked at log files but analysed them, this time to figure out which vendor's disk drives offer the longest working life. There's a scary-looking histogram in BackBlaze's post detailing the results that shows Seagate drives …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jan 2014
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Hitachi on purchase prowl

Japanese giant Hitachi is looking to buy an IT services business to bolster its information and communications system business. Hitachi made its acquisition ambition public last month, saying it wanted to buy a European or US IT services company with a strong customer base and annual revenues of around $3bn, to help it compete …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2010
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Hitachi launches little whoppers

Hitachi GST has launched the highest capacity small format drives in the business, at 375GB/platter, giving it a marginal advantage over 2.5-inch drives from competitors Seagate, Toshiba and WD. They'e bound to catch up. The Travelstar 5K750 and 7K750 hard drive families spin at 5400rpm and 7,200rpm respectively, and have a …
Chris Mellor, 05 Oct 2010
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5.6TB helium disks could balloon, lift WD onto enterprise throne

Western Digital could topple Seagate as the king of enterprise disk shipments thanks to its helium drives, according to analysts IHS. The technology is being developed by WD's subsidiary Hitachi GST. Read-write heads and spinning magnetic platters in hard drives filled with helium experience less drag rather those in devices …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jan 2013
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Hitachi GST spots oyster, seeks HDD pearls

When you are recovering from a long period of hard times and light appears at the end of the tunnel and gets closer and closer until you emerge into glorious daylight, you get a spring in your step and start making plans. Now you're back on your feet, the world becomes an oyster again, and you go off in different directions …
Chris Mellor, 20 Nov 2008
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Hitachi touts skinny drives for skinny devices

Hitachi GST is making a major push this year into skinny 2.5in hard drives designed for skinny netbooks, laptops and emerging classes of portable devices . It says that half of its Z Series drives in the market will be single-platter by the end of the year. Single-platter drives are thinner than standard dual-platter drives, …
Chris Mellor, 01 Jun 2010
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Hitachi kicks open Door 4 in the House of Spinning Platters

The post-perpendicular magnetic recording world in the land of spinning disks had three land masses; HAMR, BPM and Shingled Writing. Now there's a fourth; microwave magnetic recording (MMR). Hitachi, with its GST hard disk drive (HDD) subsidiary, has been working with Japan's NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology …
Chris Mellor, 01 Dec 2010
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Hitachi GST to OEM Intel-based SSDs

Intel has won Hitachi Global Storage Technologies as an OEM seller of its flash-based solid state drive technology. The two companies will jointly develop and deliver enterprise-class SAS and Fibre Channel interface products for sale to storage and server suppliers. Up until now STEC has made the running in supplying SSD product …
Chris Mellor, 02 Dec 2008
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Hitachi catches up with new 2TB drive

Hitachi GST has built a 2TB drive, according to online drive retailer J&R. The HD32000IDK7 is a 2TB 3.5-inch SATA Deskstar drive spinning at 7200rpm and priced at $269.99. It's not yet available, but is said to be coming soon. The current maximum Deskstar capacity is 1TB. Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Green desktop drive has …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jul 2009
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Seagate slips out super-silent 2.5in video hard drive

Seagate has decided the set-top box and digital video recorder market is now big enough to warrant having its own special drive - and the Video 2.5 HDD is it. It's chosen a 2.5-inch format because it holds enough video - 250, 320 or 500GB of the stuff - is barely audible at 22dB, and draws niggardly amounts of power. The new …
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 2012