Originally Posted by TheLaughingMan
Hitachi in a HDD market that WD wasn't? Which one?
The advantage is gaining their factories, patented HDD technology, possible brand. At the very least, they will be able to product more drives and take a chunk of Samsung's current HDD customers. Not to mention some of the tech will help Seagate catch up on density per platter. One of the many reasons the F3 and F4 are as fast as they are for standard HDD's and an area Seagate fell behind on.
Oh well. I guess I will wait to see what a Samsung SSD turns out to be. We could get a new controller or NAND memory out of this. Both things Samsung is capable of making.
iirc, hitachi had really high speed SAS drives for the enterprise market.