Seagate becomes the proud new owner of Samsung's HDD biz

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#1

Seagate becomes the proud new owner of Samsung’s HDD biz.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/42y1mK.jpg[/newsimage]Seagate has finalized its acquisition of former rival Samsung's hard disk drive manufacturing business, officially shrinking the number of major HDD makers by one.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/seagate-becomes-the-proud-new-owner-of-samsungs-hdd-biz-56055/](http://www.myce.com/news/seagate-becomes-the-proud-new-owner-of-samsungs-hdd-biz-56055/)


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#2

Wonderful, absolutely Wonderful.
The only quality products that Samsung made were their hard drives.
Now that there are only 2 manufacturers of HDs our choices have been narrowed to junk and crap.


#3

Well this sucks. I was hoping they would keep Samsung as a separate brand and just take some of the technology to use in their own drives. I guess they will do like when they bought out Maxtor. They will slap the name on a crappy Seagate drives. Might as well go ahead and buy Western Digital too. Then they can take credit for all crappy drives! I just read somewhere that they are lowering the length of warranty. That must tell something about how they feel about quality.

I wish the prices of drives weren’t do high right now. I’d buy a couple of real Samsungs while I could.


#4

In my experience Seagate make good drives. Aside from the firmware debacle a few years ago they have a good track record in my book. My company has been shipping our products with 1000+ of their drives per year for years. Very low RMA and failure rates. That’s my experience anyhow.

Too bad we can’t get the Enterprise drives at all right now, they’re all being hoarded by the HP’s and DELL’s etc…


#5

[QUOTE=ivid;2616167]In my experience Seagate make good drives. Aside from the firmware debacle a few years ago they have a good track record in my book. My company has been shipping our products with 1000+ of their drives per year for years. Very low RMA and failure rates. That’s my experience anyhow.

Too bad we can’t get the Enterprise drives at all right now, they’re all being hoarded by the HP’s and DELL’s etc…[/QUOTE]

And unfortunately those bad drives are still out there Seagate from what I remember haven’t recalled those drives they just say it’s a Firmware update that is needed. I highly doubt that claim is and less they a white lie. No drives last forever anything with electrical components eventually fail over time and sometimes in the worst timing.


#6

I think the WD/Hitachi deal should hinge on finding an alternative country of mfg. origin as a replacement for Thailand which is just as cost effective-- otherwise, the combined company has no chance to catch up to Seagate and will bankrupt themselves slashing prices.

** At the high end of the price gouging that’s going on… you could make the drives in the USA & turn a profit! ($200 for a 1tb drive vs $60 from Thailand).


#7

[QUOTE=ivid;2616167]In my experience Seagate make good drives. Aside from the firmware debacle a few years ago they have a good track record in my book. My company has been shipping our products with 1000+ of their drives per year for years. Very low RMA and failure rates. That’s my experience anyhow.

Too bad we can’t get the Enterprise drives at all right now, they’re all being hoarded by the HP’s and DELL’s etc…[/QUOTE]

I have had more Seagate hard drives fail on me than I can remember. Definitely far more than any other brand.


#8

Sad to see the mfg list decreasing.

Lets hope they will find a way back out of the broker rating jerked biz into the real world…

Would give us back Q products independently from all those money greeding sucker$.