Investigation into hard drives might cause ban

People looking to buy hard drives might have less choice in America as an investigation into a patent infringement might see hard drives from companies like Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba banned from sale.

People looking to buy hard drives might have less choice in America as an investigation into a patent infringement might see hard drives from companies like Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba banned from sale.

The hard drives in questions use dissipative ceramic bonding tips”, a part which is used in many hard disks. The patent is owned by two California residents and if the new investigation rules in their favour, the choice of hard drives for the American market might diminish altogether.

One company can smile all throughout this however as Samsung isn’t listed as a company using this technology. While this investigation doesn’t affect Australia, it could very well affect the way hard drives are made in the long term.

Source: Gizmodo

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