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News Samsung looking to sell hard drive business?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Gawd, not Seagate....

    Looks like WD drives for me in future then if this goes ahead.
     
  4. Boogle

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    Samsung are awesome, can't they expand manufacturing capacity to bring the profits longer-term?
     
  5. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Dont know why everyone seems to frown on Seagate drives. Its all I use and ive never had one fail!
    Ive had Hitachi and WD drives fail though...
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I knew smasung were big but I didn't think the HDD division would go for 1 billion.
    They are getting out at a good time though, wait any longer and there won't be much of a market in HDD's.
     
  7. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Noooooooooooooo!
     
  8. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    This is very bad news. Samsung make the best hard disks in terms of long term reliability. Seagate make the worst hard disks. I will never buy another seagate.
     
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    Seagate momentus XT is all i can say absolutely brilliant drives don't knock seagate.
     
  10. GiantKiwi

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    not recently they havent in my experience, ive had 4 500gb drives from samsung fail from new within 6 months, compared to my seagate drives which are now coming close to 4 years old without any issues.
     
  11. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Seagate have always worked fine for me....unlike Western Digifail.....
     
  12. r3loaded

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    Please no! Spin it off, let the management buy it from the parent company, or sell it to any other hard drive company. Just not Seagate!
     
  13. SpAceman

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    But I love my Spinpoints!
     
  14. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    we can only hope the people responsible for the F series end up at seagate
     
  15. DrTiCool

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    never had problems with Samsung drives, they even run much cooler than other drives
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Shame, I only buy samsung hdd's as they are cheaper & very good runners, when they disapear I'm unsure who I'll go with for hdd's & hdd's still have a future as ssd's are way to expensive for mass storage.

    Anyone seen the price of a 1TB ssd :lol:.
     
  17. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Crap!

    I only ever use Samsung HDDs. I don't want WD or Seagate drives.
     
  18. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    please no samsung! not unless you've got some magic ssd trick up your sleeve to make 1tb at the same cost.
    and i would rather see them close the hard drive branch and sell assets only, not let some other company license samsung good name and reputation. especially seagate. thier quality went down very much after maxtor merger. if seagate gets a hold of them they will need to release them as the spinfail series.
     
  19. sitech71

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    Oh Dear.
    Number of hard drive failures with segate=6
    Number Samsung=0
    Number Western Digital=1

    Customer service from Segate on a scale of 1-10 =2 "
     
  20. SpAceman

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    I better buy some more F3s and F4s before they sell out at my local supplier again..
     
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