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post #1 of 33 Old 12-31-2005, 09:16 AM - Thread Starter
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The combination of Seagate and Maxtor will build on Seagate's foundation as the premier global hard disc drive company, leveraging the strength of Seagate's significant operating scale to drive product innovation, maximize operational efficiencies, and realize significant cost synergies. These capabilities will enable the combined company to compete more effectively as the highly competitive data storage industry addresses the challenges and opportunities for significant growth that lie ahead. The combined company will be well-positioned to accelerate delivery of a diverse set of compelling and cost-effective solutions to the growing customer base for data storage products.
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Now, what does this mean for the market? The "loss" of a manufacturer like Maxtor would inevitably mean fewer choices in the market and less competition, potentially leading to higher prices. On the other hand, absorbing Maxtor may allow Seagate to reduce costs and pass the savings to customers.

More immediately, what would this merger mean to Maxtor customers? How much will they be affected as a result of Seagate's acquisition of the company that made their products? Will they still be entitled to the same warranty and service channels?

We had the opportunity to ask Seagate some questions about these questions. Let's take a look at what they had to say!
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maxtor drives suck anyways. if they are merging(i didnt read the whole thing) i will NEVER buy a seagate again. every maxtor ive ever had has crapped out within a month. they are total garbage.
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Ive had decent experiences with maxtor....Ive had one break while tilting my case, but that was my fault

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maxtor drives suck anyways. if they are merging(i didnt read the whole thing) i will NEVER buy a seagate again. every maxtor ive ever had has crapped out within a month. they are total garbage.
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i love my maxtor drives and also my segate drives. Ive had numerous drives with no problems id love to see what the put out now

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Maxtor made drives just as well as any other company. For a while Maxtor was the company that kept releasing the next biggest drive.

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Agreed I have never had any problems with my maxtors.

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there is NOTHING wrong with maxtor, in face i have an 80gig IDE ive had for about 3 years, never had any problems and now i have a diamondmax 250gb sata drive, works like a charm, so what? you got one bad drive and you hate them forever? ooooooook...maxtor is a great company.
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I love maxtor! It's so cheap and they NEVER crap out on me...

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Keep in mind people that Seagate is buying Maxtor, not the other way around. I believe that the quality of the Seagate drives will not be affected in any way whatsoever.

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