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Old 7th March 2011
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Default Western Digital to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Originally Posted by AP
Western Digital Corp., the world's largest maker of hard drives, said on Monday that it is buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the third largest, for $4.3-billion (U.S.) in cash and stock.


Seagate Technology PLC is the second-largest maker of hard drives. Together, Western Digital and Hitachi will be nearly twice as large as Seagate, by number of units shipped, according to research firm iSuppli.
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