- Jun 6, 2012
- 546 (0.21/day)
|Processor||Intel Core 2 QX6850|
|Motherboard||ABIT AB9 Pro|
|Cooling||Zalman CNPS-9900 MAX-R|
|Memory||Patriot PDC24G6400LLK (4x 2 GB)|
|Video Card(s)||Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro|
|Power Supply||Thortech Thunderbolt Plus TTBPK00G 1000W|
|Keyboard||CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX Brown)|
|Software||NOT Windows 10|
High barrier to entry + Market convergence = OligopolyThis is good news. They have zero quality control,yet boast about being a top manufacturer.
Like CPU and GPU manufacturers, there are very few HDD manufacturers nowadays. As long as you can have what appears to be a decent market share (at least 25-30%), you can claim to be amongst the top... even if there are only two other competitors and they both have more market share than you. It's like the spin doctors are trying to make people think it's still 1990 when everyone and their mothers were still making x86 CPUs.
Although in Seagate's case, it helps that Western Digital's reputation isn't that far off among some and that Toshiba barely exists as a third choice. Ah, the joys of oligopoly....