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It's good.

Hopefully the combined resources can step up WD's share in the enterprise segment, a long with give them an edge in reliability.
It is good and bad. It has the potential to be good for WD if they execute the merge correctly (unlike Seagate when they acquired Maxtor). It is good for Seagate because they have a chance to steal some market share during the time after acquisition. It is good for both companies because there is one less competitor. It is good for WD because they buy their way into enterprise.

It is bad for consumers who can expect higher prices.
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Hitachi might make poor drives but they are cheap and they probably make a lot of money from it.(As pointed out by AzO, Hitachi have the lowest failure rate of HDD manufacturers) It makes more sense to buy out a company that's already doing great in that market segment than to try to make roadways in there with your own company.

As for that engadget comment... rofl. Seagate make very good hard drives.
agreed: Seagate is pretty awesome. I mean, I'll always take my pick with WD simply out of personal preference and frequency of buying from them but I've never had a problem with Seagate at all.

Hitachi I've had some problems with my Dell laptop, but imo that was user caused because I throw my laptop around a ton.
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People should stop praising WD. I have one WD Green 1.5TB and that one just failed.
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post #94 of 113
The quote up top is so true.
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People should stop praising WD. I have one WD Green 1.5TB and that one just failed.
I've had 4 2TB Green WD drives and none of them have failed. I've been using 2 of the four for about roughly a year and a half. Kinda when they first came out I believe back in early 2009. They're used regularly too because they store pretty much all of the files on my computer with the exception of the OS itself.

I have a 1TB Black WD drive that I've had since 2008 and it hasn't failed either.
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WD 2TB Green drives are pretty awful as far as 2TB drives are concerned. It is my hope that Hitatchi doesn't get brought down by Western Digital.
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Samsung ftw o.-
My crappy Samsung HDD failed on me
So are their phones...
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WD 2TB Green drives are pretty awful as far as 2TB drives are concerned. It is my hope that Hitatchi doesn't get brought down by Western Digital.
Why?
Although their "green" technology isn't really anything effective, for the price they're pretty darn unbeatable from what I gather. Their performance isn't too bad either.
If you're more or less storing just files on them, you're saving a good $20-40 by buying them.
If you want performance, then the black one is out there but that's a good chunk of change with it but when you buy something like 2TB I would suspect you want storage not necessarily speed.
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thats a lot of moenyzz
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The statistical difference of failure rates means nothing to YOU the consumer (and everyone here).

The hard drive you have the best experience with will be based on pure luck. Nothing else.
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