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Fujitsu transfers its HDD business to Toshiba

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2009 17:45 User comments (8)

Fujitsu transfers its HDD business to Toshiba Fujitsu has announced that they have inked a deal to transfer their HDD business to Toshiba, helping to soften the blow of a potential $112 million USD loss in the division for the fiscal year.
Fujitsu will spin off the division into a separate company which will then be purchased in full by Toshiba.

Although the agreement is already set, the actual deal will not occur until April at the earliest as Toshiba wants to have the deal happen in their Q1 fiscal 2009.

The deal should give Toshiba a stronger push into the smaller HDD market, including those for HDD-based media players and those found in laptops. The company also noted it will use the opportunity to "branch out" into solid-state drives and "other business-class storage."

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8 user comments

118.2.2009 0:04

I personally don't find Fujitsu drives to be worth a dame, ive always swapped them out of Toshiba's notebooks with Seagate/Maxtor drives.

218.2.2009 4:31

Originally posted by DXR88:
I personally don't find Fujitsu drives to be worth a dame, ive always swapped them out of Toshiba's notebooks with Seagate/Maxtor drives.
worse than seagate? 0-o

318.2.2009 12:32

Quote:
Originally posted by DXR88:
I personally don't find Fujitsu drives to be worth a dame, ive always swapped them out of Toshiba's notebooks with Seagate/Maxtor drives.
worse than seagate? 0-o
all the Seagate's i have purchased for personnel use have lasted 10 years or more. after about 5 years i upgrade as there is no point in having a 40GB hardrive. although i usually put those 40GB into a raid string.

the 40GB's i bought years ago still work.

OEM Seagate's aren't worth a dame, there actually Seagate's that failed some sequence test's.

Same deal with Celerons there just P4's that failed The level2 cache
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Feb 2009 @ 12:35

418.2.2009 23:00

Until SSDs are cheaper, and have WAY more capacity, no one's gonna buy them.

518.2.2009 23:29
varnull
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What the hell does seagate reliability got to do with this article/..

I have a big box of Fujitsu dead drives for recycling.. I think nobody will mourn these unreliable lumps of metal.. I think the best use for fujitsu drives is throwing them at people.
Can't say the couple of tosh I have seen have been any better either..

I also have seagate drives which are 10 years old and working just fine.. Every so often they do like a maintenance cycle using the manufacturers tools for the odd bad sector... what kills them (and every other drive quickly) is that stupid always reading/writing windoze pagefile junk thing... not the hardware.

Worst drives I know (as a professional server engineer) are maxtors.

618.2.2009 23:49

Originally posted by varnull:
What the hell does seagate reliability got to do with this article/..
Not a thing, just thought id spit it out.

i have had better luck with Maxtor's than Fujitsu drives,nether of which i would ever consider using in any kind of server setup.

i don't morn the passing of this monumental landfill objects ether.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Feb 2009 @ 0:12

720.2.2009 9:53

Fujitsu drives stink so back you could smell them a light year away. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

82.3.2009 0:10

My rule is Hitachi for laptops and Maxtor for desktops.

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