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

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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.

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"We sold 1 billion HDD's and shipped another billion for warranties" lol
 
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#3
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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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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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.

Wonder how many of those are in a landfill. What the oldest drive anyone has that works? Curious.
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:


and the 286 mobo that supports it:


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:


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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Seagate

"We sold 1 billion HDD's and shipped another billion for warranties" lol
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