The SSD market gets passed a TRIM command

Subject: General Tech, Storage | March 7, 2012 - 01:39 PM |
Tagged: western digital, ssd, hitachi, flash, EMC

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, which was the result of the merger of Hitachi and IBM's HDD businesses, is likely being purchased by Western Digital tomorrow for about $4.3 billion.  This makes sense as WD has been using Hitachi GST as a sales partner when providing  EMC with high end flash disks.  This deal comes on the heels of a major sell, the SSD400S flash disk which uses Intel's 34nm SLC NAND and the SSD400S-B which utilizes the new 25nm NAND developed by Intel.  Check out the specifications of the flash drives as well as the new SSD company over at The Register.

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"WD is buying Hitachi GST and the acquisition is expected to be formally announced tomorrow with a condition of two years of independence for Hitachi GST - imposed by a Chinese anti-competition regulator. EMC has certified Hitachi GST's SSD400S flash disks for use in its VNX mid-range unified storage arrays, including the all-flash VNX5500-F, so WD will effectively fulfil this deal once the acquisition is announced."

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Source: The Register

March 7, 2012 | 02:19 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Quote: "Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, which was the result of the merger of Hitachi and Intel's HDD businesses,..."

That is wrong. It was not Intel's HDD business it was IBM's HDD business.

March 7, 2012 | 03:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You are correct, sir...

March 7, 2012 | 04:54 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

DANG IT! Don't post news and do a conference call at the same time. Fixing now

March 8, 2012 | 08:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

We are Anonymous...we are legion...we do not forget...expect us...ROFL!! xD

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