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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi purchased IBM's hard disk drive division, integrated their own HDD operations, and launched the new company in January 2003.

Hitachi GST is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Another US development site is located in Rochester, Minnesota. In Japan, development sites are located in Odawara and Fujisawa.


  • Ultrastar – Server-class line in 3.5″ form factor with SCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS interfaces.
  • Deskstar – Desktop-class line in 3.5″ form factor with PATA and SATA interfaces.
  • Travelstar – Mobile-class line in 2.5″ and 1.8″ form factors with PATA and SATA interfaces.
  • Endurastar – Ruggedized line in 2.5″ form factor with PATA interface, primarily for automotive applications.
  • Microdrive – 1″ form factor with CompactFlash Type II and CE ZIF connector interfaces.
  • Cinemastar – 3.5″ and 2.5″ form factors, optimized for consumer electronics applications requiring quiet operation and streaming support.

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