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Western Digital buys Hitachi GST in huge $4.3bn deal

Western Digital buys Hitachi GST in huge $4.3bn deal

Western Digital has just announced a huge deal that will see the hard-drive company acquire arch rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for a whopping $4.3bn. The deal - expected to close within Q3 2011 - will comprise $3.5 billion in cash and 25 million WD common shares valued at $750 million, along with a pair of Hitachi execs added to the WD board of directors.

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Intel Thunderbolt partners detailed: LaCie, Promise, Western Digital, more

Intel Thunderbolt partners detailed: LaCie, Promise, Western Digital, more

While Apple may be the first to debut Thunderbolt, the technology is all Intel's, and the company is not being quiet about which partners have jumped on board with the 10Gbps connection. Aja, Apogee, Avid, Blackmagic, LaCie, Promise and Western Digital are all among the roster of firms committed to pushing out Thunderbolt-equipped devices, which will include displays, storage devices, audio/video devices, cameras, docking stations and more.

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Western Digital adds new SAS HDDs for enterprise

Western Digital adds new SAS HDDs for enterprise

Western Digital has announced that it has added two new SAS HDDs to its line of enterprise storage solutions the new HDDs are both SAS devices and include the WD S25 and the WD RE SAS 3.5-inch HDD. The S25 is a compact 2.5-inch HDD that uses the SAS 6Gb/s interface and comes in 450GB and 600GB capacities. The drive spins at 10,000 rpm for faster data access.

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Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital has outed its latest media-streaming set top box, the WD TV Live Hub, a low-profile 1TB drive with Full HD 1080p playback support and Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Pandora and YouTube.  As you'd expect, there's a fulsome list of supported file types - including MPEG4, Xvid, MKV, H.264 and MOV - while ports include gigabit ethernet, two USB 2.0, HDMI, composite and component video, and optical audio.

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Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital announced today that the company is beginning shipments of a brand new SATA hard drive. The new drive is already labeled as the world's biggest SATA hard drive, capacity wise. To add to the bullet points, though, WD decided to make the new hard drive part of their Caviar Green line-up of drives, making it an eco-friendly option for all those out there who think about that kind of stuff.

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Western Digital offers up free iPhone/iPad app for remote viewing of stored photos

Western Digital offers up free iPhone/iPad app for remote viewing of stored photos

If you are like me one of the primary jobs for your external storage drive is to back up the hoards of digital pictures that you take along with digital videos. My mom has all our family pics crammed in photo albums, but today we all tend to have all the photos of special moments on external HDDs where they aren’t easy to view.

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Western Digital MyBook Essential comes in up to 3TB with USB 3.0

Western Digital MyBook Essential comes in up to 3TB with USB 3.0

Western Digital has announced updates to three of its external storage solutions including the My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, and the My Book Essential external hard drive. All three of the products have USB 3.0 to allow for faster data transfers of up to 5Gb/s when used with USB 3.0, but are also compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

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WD Livewire Powerline AV networking kit offers 200 Mbps speed

WD Livewire Powerline AV networking kit offers 200 Mbps speed

When it comes to getting internet connectivity to your home theater system it can be a big pain. A lot of my gear lacks WiFi connectivity and running network cable inside the walls isn't an option. If you are like me, the new WD Livewire Powerline Networking kit may be perfect.

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Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

WD has been in the business of making external storage solutions about as long as external storage has been around. The company has also been wrapping its storage tech into products like media players for a while now.

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Western Digital My Passport Essential External 500GB Hard Drives Getting Limited Edition Designs

Western Digital My Passport Essential External 500GB Hard Drives Getting Limited Edition Designs

Were you waiting to get your new WD My Passport Essential external hard drive? Did you think that the standard black, silver, and white models were just way too boring to put on your desk? If that sounds about right, then you're in luck, because Western Digital is getting ready to launch a brand new series of the devices, with that coveted "limited edition" title tacked on for good measure.

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WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Brings Netflix to Yet Another Box

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Brings Netflix to Yet Another Box

Netflix is just about everywhere you'd want it to be at this point. Even the mobile scene. So don't consider us all that surprised that it's just shown up on yet another box, with access to your full Netflix library. Western Digital has officially announced the availability of their TV Live Plus HD Media Player (which is much like their previous TV Live HD, but with a plus sign), and if you're interested in all sorts of cool features, then take a look after the break for what it's bringing to the table, plus that release date and pricing we know you care so much about.

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Western Digital debuts My Book Studio LX for Mac

Western Digital debuts My Book Studio LX for Mac

I'm not a big fan of Mac computers for myself, but I won't deny that the machines have a sexy design with the aluminum enclosure and minimalist looks. The Mac world has its own peripherals and accessories to go along with its file system and Western Digital has announced a new external storage solution pre-formatted for Mac users.

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