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Right. Although per the agreements, right now it looks like Samsung won't be making hard drives anymore, just adding manpower to Seagate so they can do a better job, then Samsung can focus on NAND and controllers.
It sounds like a great idea to me. Seagate is a great company and they make great HDD's, I've just personally had a better success rate with Samsung and their Spinpoint series when it comes to TB drives.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see
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I came back just to read this about Samsung selling off their HDD division to Seagate. So we got only two manufacturers of HDDs now: Seagate and Western Digital. I was trying to decide on what 2TB HDD I want to buy since they're so cheap now.
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Oh nooooooooooooooooooo!
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I've lost a lot of respect for WD, in fact I was just about to switch to Samsung (WD sent me a refurb drive with a 30 day warranty in exchange for my brand new drive with a 3 year warranty) It seems we're running out of options.
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That is a bummer

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post #146 of 210
Meh. That's lame, if anything. WD should have bought them. Seagate drives are poo.

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I came back just to read this about Samsung selling off their HDD division to Seagate. So we got only two manufacturers of HDDs now: Seagate and Western Digital. I was trying to decide on what 2TB HDD I want to buy since they're so cheap now.
Incorrect. You still have Hitachi. I have had no problems with Hitachi Deskstars.

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I've lost a lot of respect for WD, in fact I was just about to switch to Samsung (WD sent me a refurb drive with a 30 day warranty in exchange for my brand new drive with a 3 year warranty) It seems we're running out of options.
Correct, we are.
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They still better keep up the quality of F3's! Perhaps I should stock up on them incase they become rare in future =)
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post #148 of 210
Maxtor Diamond and Barracudas were fantastic drives
These two pairing up is only going to lead to very good things.
lol at people panic buying F3´s, just wait for a hybrid F5 Barracuda instead.
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I've only owned maxtor and WD, but it saddens me to see competition disappear in any market. I hate having to have fewer choices.
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post #150 of 210
I reserve judgement on what this merger will bring or what problems could be created. I have to say however I generally liked Samsung HDD's and usually go for WD over Seagate.
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