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Samsung Electronics Exiting HDD Business, Seagate Front-runner to Buy It

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. DaveK

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    This sucks. Samsung have great drives at an unbeatable price. Guess I'll just have to get one or two 2TB F4s.
     
  2. suraswami

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    Going to miss Samsung HDDs. They are great HDDs, fast, quiet, absolute no vibration not like the crappy WD Blues. Even the 5400 RPM 1TB drives match up the speed of few 7200 RPM drives. hmm I am going to pick up few more Samsung drives before they are history.

    Hopefully Seagate keeps the Samsung tech and continues to build products based on that.
     
  3. Soylent Joe

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    That's a damn shame. I've heard great things about their F3 & F4 drives.

    But yeah, keep on weeding out the competition until there's just one or two manufacturers who can set their own prices. Perfect. Happens with everything else.
     
  4. turtile New Member

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    ...and Hitachi has high performance drives that will allow WD to enter into a new market. I don't see much of an advantage to Seagate either.
     
  5. TheLaughingMan

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    Hitachi in a HDD market that WD wasn't? Which one?

    The advantage is gaining their factories, patented HDD technology, possible brand. At the very least, they will be able to product more drives and take a chunk of Samsung's current HDD customers. Not to mention some of the tech will help Seagate catch up on density per platter. One of the many reasons the F3 and F4 are as fast as they are for standard HDD's and an area Seagate fell behind on.

    Oh well. I guess I will wait to see what a Samsung SSD turns out to be. We could get a new controller or NAND memory out of this. Both things Samsung is capable of making.
     
  6. Mussels

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    iirc, hitachi had really high speed SAS drives for the enterprise market.
     
  7. btarunr

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    Give me an SSD that does 500 MB/s, has HDD-like rewrite cycle life, 3 TB in capacity, and costs $100. Until then.
     
  8. slyfox2151

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    i give it 6 - 10 years :D
     
  9. FreedomEclipse

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    If anyone in the UK want to grab some more Spinpoint F3's before they are all sold out, Play.com is currently the cheapest place. but there have been some complaints about how play.com shipped the HDD. one buyer said he recieved the drive in a jiffy bag - no extra padding or anything. luckily it still worked
     
  10. TheLaughingMan

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    They aren't going to disappear over night. There is a lot of legal work to take care of first. Sammy will still be making HDD's for a while yet. They may disappear before the end of this year.
     
  11. KyleReese New Member

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    Nooooooooooooo......I am soooo sad...!!! I have a Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB and it performs BETTER than two of my WD in Raid 0!!!! I can only imagine how the F3s and F4s perform....I don't know why, I never saw this coming...with the quality of Samsung has on the hard drives I thought it would never close down...I should have bought a couple when I had a chance...now it's too late... :( I can't find them anywhere in my country :cry:
     
  12. micropage7

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    thats kinda sad, but sooner or later it looks gonna change into ssd :wtf:
    yeah the waves change :shadedshu
     

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