[CentOS] Serial ATA hardware raid.

Sat Apr 16 03:27:51 UTC 2005
Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org>

On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 20:37 -0400, William Warren wrote:
> I would be interested in the informaiton that WD outsources their 
> manufacturing to other drive makers please..:)

It's extremely hard to come by.  It's not very public knowledge -- just
like the fact that DLink, Linksys and many others get most of their
equipment from Bromaxx and maybe 1 other.

But WD shut down their fabs over 5 years ago, largely due to costs.
They largely used IBM at that time, who's fabs are now Hitachi's.  But
WD had bought from several sources.  

In fact, there is a consortium of suppliers akin to "PC Chips" in the
hard drive industry.  They are largely fed by Maxtor, although some come
from Hitachi too.

Bryan J. Smith                                  b.j.smith at ieee.org 
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The result is false assumptions, failure to focus on the real
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