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rapmaster April 19, 2011 06:17 PM

Samsung sells HDD division to Seagate for $1.375 billion [Engadget]
 
Samsung sells HDD division to Seagate for $1.375 billion -- Engadget

First Hitachi, now Samsung :blarg: Less and less competition.

Keltron 3030 April 19, 2011 06:29 PM

Samsung HDD's weren't real popular to us ppl. they had more market in system builders (dell, hp, the likes of them), but i guess it wasn't enough

_dangtx_ April 19, 2011 06:53 PM

a shame,indeed.

also i feel they didnt get enough exposure..hello ncix? :)

botat29 April 19, 2011 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 507711)
.....also i feel they didnt get enough exposure... :)

that's the point peoples know only 2 names Seagate and WD

thorn April 19, 2011 07:32 PM

Well my 1TB Spinpoint F1 is still going strong, a shame we are basically down to a duopoly. Though I guess with SSDs becoming more affordable it was somewhat expected.

Arinoth April 19, 2011 09:00 PM

Hello two pony race, Processors, then Graphics Cards, now Hard Drives, whats next? Power Supplies, Displays, RAM?

_dangtx_ April 19, 2011 09:10 PM

well,the big dogs wil leat at the smaller oens till theres none(smaller) left..thats how it usually works,

JMCD April 19, 2011 10:23 PM

It could be worse. At least in the coming years mechanical drives will be less important in our computers. Still, less competition and choice is always bad.

enaberif April 19, 2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMCD (Post 507808)
It could be worse. At least in the coming years mechanical drives will be less important in our computers. Still, less competition and choice is always bad.

I beg to difer.

Mechanical drives will be VERY much used in a lot of systems for MANY years to come.

Sorry but SSD just isn't up to par on reliability yet.

JD April 20, 2011 06:14 PM

What?! Nooooo

I hate Seagate after having a bunch of 1TB drives die on me (3 total all within weeks of each other). I switched to basically all Samsung drives as I find them to be faster and cheaper than WD Blacks. They also don't seem to have any of this TLER stuff or aggressive spin-down policies.

Well in that case, Newegg.ca has F3 1TBs on sale today. Better stock up ;) Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


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