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Seagate and Samsung Announce Broad Strategic Alignment

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#26
Seagate is a major owner of a company call sandforce,
Which only has been around for a while...
Funded by VC

A while back Seagate want to sale it hdd business and only company wanna buy it is WD
Seagate pretty much say... everyone can buy but WD...

Back to Samsung...
Samsung is a major player on making memory’s but... only OEM (no controler)

So... Seagate had the controller buy no flash... Samsung have flash but no controller....

Back to HDD part again...
There are thing call economies of scale. (Samsung get its drive as wished and save $$)
( who care about drive quality.. there is always warranty or just buy WD)

Big mistake by Samsung. Samsung is the better HDD brand IMO - and Seagate has a tarnished reputation in the consumer segment. I have avoided seagate drives the last 5 years. Samsung therefore dilutes their brand.

Seagate has no SSD... and SSD is the future. So that is one hell of a massive gift to Seagate.

Morgan Stanley are masters of their business to sell this one.

This must have to do with US gvt contracts REQUIRING US supply. So Samsung bought themselves into the US Gvt procurement market.
 

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I really don't care about this, everyone makes decent drives. I just buy whatever is cheapest at the moment.
 

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I really don't care about this, everyone makes decent drives. I just buy whatever is cheapest at the moment.

you couldnt be further from the truth if someone threw you a shovel to dig for it.

Not every manufacturer makes great drives. Cheap comes at the price of quality usually, but that wasnt the case with samsung.

They make some great value for money drives
 
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Yay! Let's "align" ourselves like this: I own you.

yup, sounds about right!
 

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you couldnt be further from the truth if someone threw you a shovel to dig for it.

Not every manufacturer makes great drives. Cheap comes at the price of quality usually, but that wasnt the case with samsung.

They make some great value for money drives
I've had HDD's from them all and well I don't really notice any difference unless they're real cockups, but they rarely are.
 
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WD does have a decent name in that area yes. I agree to that extend. Though Seagate doesn't.

I have to ask though, how often do you ask random people what HDD brand they prefer? And why do you?
I'm a geek. I'm known as "the guy to go to" with computer problems or purchases, so computers always comes up in conversations. Most people who ask formy help want an external hard drive and ask me is XXX is good. Other times I suggest them to get one. Other times people need mine or wonder/ask about my external. In all thoses situations, many times that subject comes up.

I've had HDD's from them all and well I don't really notice any difference unless they're real cockups, but they rarely are.

Samsung, Seagate and WD are great. However, Hitachi, Maxtor and other brands are not always that reliable
 
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Ignoring the fact that everyone has their opinion about what HDD is better this is good news. Sharing technologies only means better/faster products. I'm sure Seagate and Samsung have their own interests in mind and see it as a positive investment.
 

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#33
Average Joe doesn't know HDD brands, that's my point. They know Samsung though, as it's in the top 20 of biggest brand names. So they see WD, Seagate and Samsung and think "hey Samsung, that's the same brand as my TV, so it must be good".
my HDTV, my monitor, my hard drives, and even my DVD and BD drives are samsung.

to be honest, sticking with one brand is working well for me.



edit: shit, even our washing machine is samsung.