HGST Revitalizing the Birth Place of the HDD

Almost 60 years ago, the hard disk drive was born at our Great Oaks site in San Jose. In 1956, IBM Corporation under the trade name Ramac, established a new technology for capturing, preserving and retrieving data. And it launched the data storage industry. The rest as you say is history.

Whether IBM Corporation, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or now HGST, a Western Digital Company, we’ve continued the tradition of innovation and have revolutionize the way we store data. Trusted by the world’s largest organizations, our storage solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling possibilities for the enterprise, cloud computing and sophisticated infrastructures in healthcare, energy, finance and government. In the last six decades, there is a distinct possibility that when you hit save, it was in part thanks to our technology.

But we’re just getting started.

At our current headquarters and Silicon Valley offices, we’re completely bursting at the seams. Not one spare desk. In fact, we’ve had to take apart cubicles and build three workstations where there was one to accommodate the new generation of builders, dreamers and visionaries.

So we’re extremely excited to announce progress in our multi-year/multi-phased site refresh plan to revitalize 2B7A7817and rebuild our San Jose Great Oaks site. This week, we gathered to sign the beams that top-off our inaugural facilities. The end-goal of the refresh plan? A revitalized, modernized facility providing collaborative work environments in a campus-like setting for approximately 2,000 employees that supports our commitment to innovation, productivity and collaboration.

Our history is filled with incredible solutions that our family has created together and we hope you are ready for what’s next. Here’s one for the memories.


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