SEAGATE

March 20th, 2012

Seagate Will HAMR its Way to 60TB Drives

By perfecting its proprietary heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, dramatically increasing the density of bits per square inch of platter, Seagate says it can offer 60 TB hard drives by the end of the decade. Contemporary 3.5 inch drives have a density of approximately 620 gigabits per square inch; laptop drives have a density of [...]

January 10th, 2012

CES 2012: Monster Digital and Seagate Offer Seagate Momentus XT Upgrade Kits

Monster Digital, a leading innovator and developer of advanced memory storage solutions, today announced it is teaming with Seagate Technology, a global leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, to make it easy to upgrade laptop and desktop PC storage to Seagate’s Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive (SSHD). With the new Monster Digital [...]

December 20th, 2011

Seagate Finalizes Samsung Storage Acquisition Deal

Seagate has completed a $1.4 billion cash and stock options deal to acquire Samsung’s hard drive division. The deal would see Samsung license flash memory technology to Seagate for use in solid state drives (SSD), and Samsung buying hard drives from Seagate for use in its consumer computer division. This transaction was announced in April [...]

December 19th, 2011

Hard Drive Manufacturers Cut Warranty Periods

Citing a need to “align to current Industry standards”, Seagate has announced it intends to reduce warranty periods on its hard drives, matching a move done by competitor Western Digital. According to The Register, which first broke the story, Seagate’s warranties will be reduced as of December 31, while Western Digital will follow suit on [...]

November 21st, 2011

Seagate CEO: Hard Drive Production Won’t Return to Pre-Flood Levels for a Year

In late October, Hardware Canucks reported that retailers were raising their prices on Hard Drives because flooding in Thailand had shutdown a number of key production facilities. Now, Seagate’s CEO is forecasting that it could take up to a year for the industry to return to pre-flood production levels. Two of Seagate’s main competitors – [...]

October 21st, 2011

Retailers Respond to Upcoming HDD Shortage by Limiting Purchases & Hiking Prices

With Thailand experiencing its worst flooding in generations, component manufacturers have been especially hard hit.  The trickle down effect is having a huge impact upon hard drive manufacturers in particular.   Late last week Western Digital announced that their hard drive production facilities in Thailand were shutting down due to the extreme amount of flooding. [...]

June 23rd, 2011

Seagate HDDs to Power Archos Tablet Line

Seagate Technology announced today that it is going to begin manufacturing hard-disk drives for tablets. Currently tablet manufactures opt to use more expensive solid state drives as the drives themselves are smaller, and the lack of moving parts means that they will consume less power extending the battery life of the tablet. Seagate plans to [...]

March 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Review

As SSDs continue to encroach upon the storage market, hard drive manufacturers have been working overtime to increase the capacity and performance of their products.  Seagate has taken things to the next level with the Barracuda XT 3TB; a drive which offers impressive benchmark numbers alongside a massive amount of storage space.

January 12th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

With SSDs making some minor inroads into the market hard drives used to have sole proprietorship over, manufacturers like Seagate needed something new to spice things up.  Enter a new generation of hybrid drives which combine the capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high speed NAND of an SSD.  The Momentus XT is [...]

May 24th, 2010

Seagate Delivers World’s Fastest Hard Drive For Laptop Computers; Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive

Seagate is throwing their hat into the ring in a big way, with the release of a hybrid SSD/HDD. Seagate today announced channel and OEM shipments of the Momentus ® XT drive, the world’s fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus XT [...]