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Hard Drive Manufacturer Brands and Models
|Name||Country||Manufactures Hard Drives||Manufactures Flash Memory||Manufactures flash-based SSDs||Manufactures RAM-Based SSDs||Manufactures flash memory controller|
|Crucial Technology||United States||No||Uses the flash from its parent Micron Technology||Yes, through its parent Micron Technology||No||Yes, through its parent Micron Technology|
|Dell||United States||No||Yes, through its stake in Kioxia||Yes||No||Yes, through its stake in Kioxia|
|Edge Tech Corp||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Fusion-io||United States||No||Formerly through Flash Forward, a joint venture owned by Kioxia and Fusion-IO's parent, SanDisk||Formerly||No||Formerly|
|Greenliant Systems||United States||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|HGST (owned by Western Digital)||United States and Japan||Formerly, but now absorbed into its parent, Western Digital||Formerly through Flash Forward, a joint venture between Toshiba (now Kioxia) and its then-sister company, SanDisk||Formerly, but now absorbed into its parent, Western Digital||No||No|
|Imation||United States||No||No||Formerly, but this company has exited the storage business.||No||No|
|Intel||United States||No||Sold its NAND flash memory and SSD businesses to SK Hynix. Intel continues to make its Optane line of memory.||Sold its NAND flash memory and SSD businesses to SK Hynix. Intel continues to make its Optane line of SSDs.||No||Sold its NAND flash memory and SSD businesses to SK Hynix, so SK Hynix now makes those controllers. Intel continues to make its Optane controllers.|
|Kingston Technology||United States||No||Yes, through stake in Kioxia||Yes||No||Yes, through stake in Kioxia|
|Kioxia||Japan||No||Yes, but through Flash Forward, a joint venture between SanDisk and itself.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Lexar||United States and China||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Lite-On||Taiwan||No||No||Formerly, now a brand of Kioxia||No||No|
|LSI Corporation||United States||No||No||LSI sold its Nytro SSD business to Seagate||No||Formerly through its subsidiary SandForce, but it sold SandForce to Seagate|
|Micro Center ||United States||No||No||Yes, but uses its Inland house brand instead of the Micro Center brand||No||No|
|Micron Technology||United States||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|OCZ||United States||No||No||A brand of Kioxia that has been shut down.||No||A brand of Kioxia that has been shut down.|
|Other World Computing (OWC)||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Patriot Memory||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|PNY Technologies||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Ritek (a.k.a. RiData)||Taiwan||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Samsung Electronics||South Korea||Formerly, but sold that business to Seagate||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|SanDisk||United States||No||Formerly, through a joint venture with Toshiba||Formerly, now a brand of WD||No||Formerly, now a brand of WD|
|Seagate Technology||United States and Ireland||Yes||Yes, through stake in Kioxia||Yes||No||Yes, through its subsidiary SandForce and stake in Kioxia|
|SK hynix||South Korea||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes (since 2012)|
|Super Talent Technology||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Swissbit ||Switzerland||No||No||Yes||No||Yes, through its subsidiary Hyperstone |
|Texas Memory Systems||United States||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Toshiba||Japan||Yes||Spun off its stake in Flash Forward, a joint venture between SanDisk and itself, to Kioxia.||Spun off into Kioxia||No||Spun off into Kioxia|
|Violin Memory||United States||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory||United States||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Western Digital||United States||Yes||Yes, but through Flash Forward, a joint venture between itself and Kioxia||Yes||No||Yes, through its subsidiary SanDisk|
Hard Drive Manufacturers for Older Drives
- Alps America
- Anelex Corp.
- Areal Technology – acquired by Tomen Corp in 1993
- Atasi Technology, Inc.
- Aura Associates
- Avatar Systems
- Brand Technologies
- Bryant Computer Products
- Burroughs Corporation – merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys in 1986
- C. Itoh Electronics
- Castlewood Systems
- Caelus Memories|Caelus Memories, Inc.
- Calluna Technologies
- Century Data
- Cogito (company)|Cogito
- Computer Memories Inc. (CMI) – left industry in 1986
- Computer Memory Devices, Inc.
- Conner Peripherals – merged with Seagate in 1996
- Control Data Corporation (CDC) / Imprimis Technology – sold hard disk drive business to Seagate in 1989
- Cornice LLC – bankrupt in 2007
- Data General
- Data Products Corp.
- Data Recording Instruments (DRI)
- Data Tech Memories
- Diablo Systems - became Diablo Data Systems in 1972
- Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) – sold hard disk drive business to Quantum Corporation in 1994
- Disc Tech One
- DZU (of Bulgaria) – converted from government-owned to private, and sold to Videoton in 1999
- Ecol. 2
- ExcelStor Technology – left industry
- Fuji Electric
- Fujitsu – HDD division acquired by Toshiba in July 2009
- General Electric (GE)
- GS Magicstor, Inc. – manufacturing 1-inch drives
- Hewlett-Packard (HP) - 1976 to 1996, left industry
- Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) – 2002 merger of Hitachi and IBM disk drive businesses, sold to Western Digital in 2012 with part of 3.5″ manufacturing facilities going to Toshiba
- Hokushin Electric Works
- Honeywell Bull
- IBM – hard disk drive business acquired by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in 2002
- Information Storage Systems Acquired by Itel, then Univac and finally CDC
- Integral Peripherals – first rigid 1.8" drive; bankrupt in 1998
- International Memories, Inc.(IMI) Discontinued manufacturing in early 1985.
- Iomega – left industry
- ISOT/ИЗОТ (of Bulgaria)[nb 1]
- Josephine County Technology (JCT) Ceased manufacturing in 1988.
- JT Storage (JTS) – bankrupt in 1999
- JVC – left industry
- Kalok – bankrupt in 1994
- Kyocera Electronics, Inc
- LaPine Technologies
- Marshall Laboratories
- Matsushita - left industry in 2004, its final production was exclusive for Quantum Corporation and then Maxtor
- Maxtor – acquired by Seagate in 2006
- Memorex – acquired by Burroughs 1981 and then merged into Unisys 1986; HDD division shut down in 1988
- Microcomputer Memories – Chapter 7 bancrutpcy in 1987
- Micropolis Corporation – bankrupt in 1997
- Microscience International – bankrupt in 1992
- MiniScribe – bankrupt and then acquired by Maxtor in 1990
- Ministor Peripherals – first mobile 1.8" drive; bankrupt in 1998
- Mitsubishi – left industry
- Mitsumi Electronics Corporation
- NCR Corporation
- NEC – left industry
- Newberry Data
- Nippon Electric Industry Co. Ltd. (NEI) AKA as Densei in Japan was 34.5% owned by NEC. Stopped manufacturing HDDs in December 1986.
- Nippon Peripherals, Limited (NPL) 
- Orca Technology Corporation
- Otari 1982-1986
- Pertec Computer
- Plus Development – Subsidiary of Quantum; created Hardcard; absorbed back into Quantum 1992
- Potter Instrument
- PrairieTek – first 2.5" rigid HDD; bankrupt in 1991
- Priam Corporation – 1978-1989, became Priam Systems Corporation in 1990 and sold product line to Prima International in 1991
- Peripheral Technology, Inc (PTI)
- Quantum Corporation – sold hard disk drive business to Maxtor in 2001
- Raymond Engineering
- Rodime – first 3.5" rigid HDD; shut down manufacturing in 1991; licensed its patents until the patent business was sold for $1.5M in July 2003. The company was then the subject of a reverse merger and became Sportech PLC.
- Rotating Memory Systems, Inc. (RMS) Acquired by CCT in 1982 
- Samsung – HDD business acquired by Seagate for $1.4 billion in 2011
- Seiko Epson
- Sequel - spin out of Memorex in 1988
- Shugart Associates – Acquired by Xerox in 1977 and shut down in 1986.
- Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek or STK) – left industry
- SyQuest Technology – bankrupt in 1998; some patents acquired by Iomega. Re-emerged selling cartridges for their previously-discontinued products.
- Tandon Corporation – acquired by Western Digital in 1988
- Teac America, Inc.
- Texas Instruments
- Tulin Corporation – bankrupt
- Vertex Peripherals – acquired by Priam Corporation in 1985
- Xebec – Xebec's 1410 SCSI controller formed the basis of IBM PC's hard disk controller.
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