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Seagate Celebrates Milestone: First to Reach Two Billion Hard Disk Drives Shipped

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  1. btarunr

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    Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced it is the first hard disk drive manufacturer to ship two billion hard disk drives (HDD)—a staggering number fueled by the explosive demand for storage from mobile applications, cloud infrastructures, social media, business applications and a wide variety of consumer markets. A testament to the pivotal role played by storage in today's digital world, it took Seagate 29 years to reach one billion units shipped and just four years to reach the second billion milestone.

    "This is truly an impressive accomplishment and I am proud to lead this company as we celebrate this success," said Steve Luczo, president, CEO and chairman of Seagate. This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride continue to be the fabric of this company."

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    Digital content demand continues to stem from a wide range of sources, including social media and mobile devices, fueling the need for storage. Analysts estimate that over 4 billion hours of user-generated content is watched each month on YouTube alone. While user generated high-definition camcorder video, still pictures, and smartphone clip sharing storage needs are expected to quadruple from 2013 to 2015.

    "The ever-growing number of mobile and content capture devices using cloud services is fueling the growth of digital content," according to John Rydning, IDC's research vice president, for hard drives and semiconductors. "Mobile devices and the cloud are coming together to drive ongoing demand for hard disk drives, with shipments reaching more than 585 million units in 2013, and hard disk drive Terabyte shipments worldwide growing at a 30 percent 2012-2016 compound annual growth rate¹."

    "By 2015 households which today routinely consume 1TB of data a month are expected to generate 20 times the amount of data than they currently save," said Richard Doherty, research director of the Envisioneering Group, a technology research and consulting company. "Consumer's continued appetites for securely saving and organizing high-definition multimedia requires higher performance and the most trusted and dependable drives. Seagate's drives and technology roadmap provide the ideal solution for consumer's soaring need for storage in the home - and away; now, and in the future."

    For more information on Seagate's two billion HDD shipped celebration please visit this page.
     
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    Seagate

    "We sold 1 billion HDD's and shipped another billion for warranties" lol
     
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    seagate really does have alot of drives out there, myself a western digital fan, somehow have amassed a bunch of seagates

    IDE
    40gb
    60gb
    120gb
    400gb

    SATA
    2x160gb

    external
    Seagate Backup Plus 1tb
    Seagate Backup Plus 500gb
     
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    they should give out some free hard drives just cuz
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    They are no worse than others.
     
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    I love my Seagate 3Tb, its just as fast as my caviar black 1 TB which really shocked me. also it only cost me 89.99 free ship no tax on a shock deal on Newegg. :)
     
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    So what do we do with all those harddisks? ;)
     
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    That's a lot of porn.
     
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    [​IMG] :D
     
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    Taylor Swift sucks. Well, at least in my view.
     
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    Wonder how many of those are in a landfill. What the oldest drive anyone has that works? Curious.
     
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    from 2005 IDE (Maxtor made by Seagate)
     
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    Some of the best drives I've owned are actually made by Seagate.

    I have a 20MB Type-13 CHS from 1989 which paired my trusty, overclocked 286-16. Its currently out of its home while I'm cleaning up my retro gaming rig:
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    and the 286 mobo that supports it:
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    A 9GB Medalist Pro from 1998 (generally agreed as the fastest ATA drives then, until the Quantum Fireball 7200s showed up). Used with a Celeron 300A. No pic, sadly.

    And a pair of 73GB Cheetak 15k Ultra SCSI 320s in the requisite IBM enclosure for their x-series Xeon servers from around 2006:
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    Every single one is still alive today. The Cheetahs will gladly run circles around any contemporary drive from WD, including the Velociraptor.

    Yay Seagate!
     
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    It always could be worse, they could have WD's failure rates, that would be worse...
     
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    Seagate escape it's warranty in my country (Ukraine) so I hate this fuckin company.
     
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    I had to send back my First WD drive for warranty this week, had 7-8bad sectors, first one in 7yrs.

    When it comes to seagate, lost count lol.

    In 2010 Seagate fail rate was 56.1% compared to WD 19.5% i hope 3 yrs later there failure rate isnt that high :shadedshu
     

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