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I just hope that this is a sale based on future technologies and not as a financial safety net due to the legal issues with Apple. Regardless of your opinion on either company, if anything were to happen to their partnership it would bring about a lot of hostility in the electronics market.
post #152 of 210
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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet;13193736 
I just hope that this is a sale based on future technologies and not as a financial safety net due to the legal issues with Apple. Regardless of your opinion on either company, if anything were to happen to their partnership it would bring about a lot of hostility in the electronics market.

I doubt it has anything to do with the Apple suit since deals like this are months in the making. One just doesn't wake up one day and try and sell an HDD business unit to raise cash... Samsung has plenty of money to fight a suit. It more than likely stems from a desire to invest more time, and money into newer technologies like nand based storage.
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post #153 of 210
2 Seagate drives I've had have blown up. lol.

Been meaning to pick up 2 F3's I guess with a bit of luck I'll get a decent offer now.
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post #154 of 210
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Originally Posted by mbudden;13192984 
Meh. That's lame, if anything. WD should have bought them. Seagate drives are poo.

Incorrect. You still have Hitachi. I have had no problems with Hitachi Deskstars.
WD bought Hitachi's hard drive subsidiary a few months ago.
post #155 of 210
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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet;13193736 
I just hope that this is a sale based on future technologies and not as a financial safety net due to the legal issues with Apple. Regardless of your opinion on either company, if anything were to happen to their partnership it would bring about a lot of hostility in the electronics market.

Samsung has more then enough cash to fight Apple's lawsuit. Their total assets are around $300 billion and their yearly revenue is over $100 billion. Nothing's going to happen because the suit will be settled out of court most likely. Apple and Samsung rely too much on each other for business.

The reason they got rid of their HDD division is because it was losing money. The HDD division is a tiny speck in their company. They didn't have a reason to keep it around.

Samsung will still have a big influence on Seagate. They will have 10% of Seagate's stock and will have a chair on the board. Seagate will also buy nand memroy from Samsung. In the end its a smart business partnership. Samsung and Seagate both benefit from this.
    
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post #156 of 210
Stop being trolls. I have always used seagate on NOT EVEN ONE DIED ON ME. I dont care if others drives failed. I'm buying seagate until they give me problem. In fact, I have 2 HDs in my sistem and one is seagate and it's more than 2 years old is under constant use it never rests and it's still going strong. The samsung is full and it never had any errors. So I'm happy with both companies although it's sad there will be no more true Samsung hard drives. I liked them.
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I've been a WD guy, never had a problem so why switch now. Though I'd like an SSD soon.
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Originally Posted by Rian;13185983 
Samsung HDD's = Top Notch (IMO)
Seagate HDD's = Break. Allot.

So now what?

all hard drives break eventually. seagate and western digital are supposed to be the best , but they hard drives do break often. 2 seagate hard drives of mine have died but i still use seagate HDDs
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*gazes at 1 TB F3* it's been a good run old chum, hang in there.
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Originally Posted by iZZ;13194461 
Stop being trolls. I have always used seagate on NOT EVEN ONE DIED ON ME. I dont care if others drives failed. I'm buying seagate until they give me problem. In fact, I have 2 HDs in my sistem and one is seagate and it's more than 2 years old is under constant use it never rests and it's still going strong. The samsung is full and it never had any errors. So I'm happy with both companies although it's sad there will be no more true Samsung hard drives. I liked them.

Yes, since you've never had a problem w/ Seagate; then it is obviously sound reason that everybody else who has had problems with them are just Trolls.

Sound logic if there ever was. rolleyes.gif
    
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