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Some people here have no clue,

First, Seagate isn't buying the whole Samsung group (lol?), just their HDD division. Second, one of the reasons why Samsung's HDD division is doing so poorly is due to its low margins. Basically its a sinking ship, even though Samsung HDD has the third biggest market share. Either way it won't be any good for consumers as there will only be three major players in the HDD market, WD, Seagate and Toshiba, with Toshiba being almost irrelevant.

Samsung consumer drives were awesome though, especially their F3s.
 
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post #122 of 127
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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
Some people here have no clue,

First, Seagate isn't buying the whole Samsung group (lol?), just their HDD division. Second, one of the reasons why Samsung's HDD division is doing so poorly is due to its low margins. Basically its a sinking ship, even though Samsung HDD has the third biggest market share. Either way it won't be any good for consumers as there will only be three major players in the HDD market, WD, Seagate and Toshiba, with Toshiba being almost irrelevant.

Samsung consumer drives were awesome though, especially their F3s.
Exactly.
Once Seagate buys the Samsung HDD division,quality goes to crap,or Seagate makes Samsung drives and re-brands them as theirs.
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post #123 of 127
I totally concur with Clairvoyant129

I mean, this totally sucks from a consumer standpoint. Samsung HDD really made a splash with the F1 with its performance and price against WD's, even more so with the F3. But if they arent making money then Samsung has no choice but to sell its division.

I do hope that in the coming months that there will be some good deals on them Samsung HDDs.

I have a Quantum, Maxtor, Seagate, IBM, Hitachi, Toshiba and WD HDDs and after all these years only two big companies stand with them buying their competitors.
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post #124 of 127
They're most probably using the money to fight the war against Apple. Read a news recently about Apple wanting to sue Samsung for copying the iPad and iPhone.
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post #125 of 127
I liked Hitachi and Samsung. They kept pricing their drives lower than the likes of Western Digital and Seagate. The quality and reliability of Hitachi and Samsung were close to Western Digital and Seagate.

Now with Western Digital and Seagate buying out Hitachi's and Samsung's hard drive divisions, hard drive prices are going to increase.
post #126 of 127
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This, I am sick and tired of people complaining about them. I have used both WD and Seagate for 15 years and have had more WD's fail in that time than seagates. Any hard drive can fail at anytime regardless of who made it, so it is up to you to backup your data.
It's cool to hate on them. People hop on the bandwagon. Samsung releases one good product and people worship them like they are amazing and can do no wrong. What people don't understand is Seagate doesn't really care what you think - they are a mainly enterprise company and most of their profits and margins come from that. If you work in server farms and buy something other than Seagate because "seagate sucks" then we can talk.
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i did jump on the bandwagon with WD when i first build my systems and never never had anything go wrong yet.....sheeeet i still have a WD drive from like the 90s still werking 40gb.... so yes i love WD 8)
 
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