Seagate to buy Maxtor for $1.9 billion in stock

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Dec 21, 2005.

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    Thank God.

    Maybe the world will be a quieter place.
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    Let's hope that everything that is Maxtor gets thrown on the trash pile.
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    That's just what I was thinking. A bad thought would be if Seagate continued to keep the Maxtor name and HD models for low end markets, but even worse then that could be that Seagate just slaps a Seagate sticker on Maxtor-quality HDs *shudder* Let's hope that all they do is blow up the Maxtor factories, and continue to make Quality and Quiet a priority. Thank you Seagate. :)
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    Paul O'Keefe

    I don't get it.

    Seagate = quality, quiet, good warranties

    Maxtor = cheap, bad quality, more noise, and crappy warranties

    I hope this doesn't mean seagate's quality goes down.
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    I agree, I hope Seagate's quality doesn't suffer as a result. They make some of the best drives in the business, whereas Maxtor is essentially the opposite. They better keep their 5-year warranty as well. I'll trust them to know what they're getting into... ;)
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    What is going on here that we don't know? Surely the BoD of Seagate knows that Maxtor products are pile of fecal matter?
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    i dont see what the problem is here

    i've used maxtor hard drives, quite often and i have never had problems with them, ide, sata, etc...

    sure, their a little noisy, but the G5 turns it off when its not needed.

    on the other hand, i've had / seen seagate drives fail under normal circumstances.

    what ever, i find its hit or miss with hard drives, some are good, some are bad.

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    Everyone has their own opinions on hard drives.. and they really vary.

    In 11 years as an IT professional, I've never had a Seagate fail on me.
    I've had a HUGE pile of Western Digitals die on me.
    A slightly smaller pile of Maxtors.
    IBM Deathstars.. don't even get me started.
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    Ya I've seen quite a bit of drives myself and can't notice a difference or pattern in which one is better than the other...
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    Yay Seagate!

    840quadra likes seagate as seagate brings good jobs and money to my local area :)

    Unless they move away :(

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