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Seagate (still) dominates hard drive market

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  1. zekrahminator

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    Despite recent releases of flash-based storage that holds as much as a hard drive needs to, the hard drive business is still alive and well. For those of you who don't know (like me), Maxtor was recently aquired by Seagate. This gave Seagate quite a nice boost in sales. The rest of the story is told by the chart below, which was made by iSupply.

    Source: Nordic Hardware
     
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    good hdd, good warranty, great PR performance...gooooo seagate!
     
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    ditto
     
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    i live the 5 year warranty. and the great performance... their barracuda series provides a wonderful performance/price ratio.
     
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    how the hell does hitachi have such high % ????, i had 2 of their drives as storange and it corrupted and lost all my data twice

    wat happend to maxtor
     
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    hitachi makes a good spinpoint p- series drive.
     
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    good to see maxtor going away, but then seagate owns maxtor now don't they?

    maxtor drives are crap

    seagate has always made good drives, so has western digital, which is number 2 on the list
     
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    seagates with perpendicular are very quick, i fitted one for a friend, may well go with one myself next drive i buy

    however samsungs are the quietest AND coolest i've used (got maxtor and wd in my other rigs)
     
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    yes...Seagate Acquired Maxtor...

    Maxtor's DiamondMax plus were known to be great hdds...and were the first to be for the budget users (break the $1/gb)
     
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    they were also the first to die on budget users too:laugh:
     
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    Seagate 7200.10 is nice, but it hat loud access noise and gets rather hot.

    Samsung T166 has PRM too iirc, is TEH QUIET but can vibrate. But nothing easier than decoupling HDDs.
     
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    I agree with you on the 7200.10. It is seposed to be a quiet drive.. yet I donĀ“t find it quiet at all! I figured it was because of my case though.
     
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    Hmm... I have 3 maxtor hd in my comp totalling 500gb and they haven't died on me once, the oldest one I've had for about 3 years.
     
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    the 7200.10 drives certainly are loud, i'll admit that too

    i have a 500gb drive in mine and it is louder than the other 3 western digital drives combined

    i have never had a maxtor last longer than a year, and their rma processes has got to be the biggest pain in the ass i have evern experienced
     
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    my 320 is silent and not even hot....i was very suprised
     
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    I think it could be due to my cases hd cage/plastic slider. I have the lexa case, I find it to loud (not stock fans).

    heh I find my psu loud aswell when its said to be silent... though I think its mainly the case that alows sound to travel out.
     
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    I never knew hitachi and wd were so close together
     
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    300 gb barracuda goin strong one year since october :toast:
    Quiet, besides the clickin which is fine since it lets me know its workin hard
     
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    Seagates are decent, however all of them died within a year.
     
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    I guess google was right.
    The HDDs either die within a year or they last years.:p
     
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    For all of you too slow to realize, Maxtor was the absolute leader in server level drives for many years. And has had the most sales the past few years, and were always on the top of lists like these.

    However, they were acquired by Seagate. Which is why Seagate now has the higher numbers.

    And the reason you hear about more maxtor deaths is one simple reason, Higher market share.

    They ship more drives overall, so overall there will be more failures, but that does not mean a higher failure rate.

    Also, Maxtor drives are not used in many pre-built systems. Like dell using seagates, so when those drives do fail, you never hear about it because the user is uneducated about it.
     
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    So, are maxtor drives being rebranded as Seagate, or will their be two different names for them?
     
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    I bet its still two different names, just like HP and Compaq...

    i think maxtor is gonna aim for the OEM market now...rather than retail.
     
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