They bought the company and the name. They stopped using the Maxtor drives aaaages ago. Buy Maxtor, you will get a Seagate drive.
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Rob, you were right on the money until you talked about SSD taking over rotating media. They will both exist in parallel for many many years. The price performance per GB and reliability will keep spinning media around (yes you are right I said reliability!).
The big money will be in pulling these storage techs together with the controllers and everything else up the storage chain.
All component manufactures are being pushed to eco friendly tech such as RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, and whatever else the powers that be deem to limit. So its a case of having to do it. Also, reliability is gained by running cooler which means less power, so the green message should also be a reliability message. I would expect the AFR specs for these drives to be better than the 7200rpm previous generation.
There you go, sometimes you can have your cake and eat it :)
I disagree, eSATA is becoming more popular. Storage is prevalent in many areas (admittedly less than USB) and eSATA is the native interface - it talks directly with the controller, making it easier to develop for. USB3 is still a long way from being switched on to mass market penetration - eSATA is here and now. IMO USB is for memory sticks, printers, other peripherals and devices. eSATA is for storage because of the direct connection and ease of use for SATA protocols.
When USB3 is up and running, so will SATA3, which is better, faster and with less overheads?
HDD based mobile players use the drive very little unless you are changing tracks manually and often (but then its in the hand and not being 'banged about'). The speed of HDD reads means you can read a lot of music and play it from cache. Thus the drive is bursting data and spinning down - making hdd work in handheld devices was a done deal before the ipod, the reason you don't see many anymore is due to solid state price decreases.
If people cared about music and stopped compressing the hell out of everything, hdd players would still be around.
hard drives always elicit an emotional response - you typically lose the data and that makes you angry. So angry you NEVER buy Seag/WD/Sam/Hit/Tosh (delete where applicable) again.
If you bought a Zanussi (or whatever company) washing machine and it died after 4 years, you wouldnt be as angry that you vehemently would never buy a Zanussi product again.
Fact of life 1 : EVERYTHING fails....eventually.
Fact of life 2 : HDD failures occur because either a) Product quality issues (of which ALL HDD companies have at some time or other - they are highly complex elec/mech devices). b) ESD c) Handling d) EOS e) Act of god.
Fact of life 3 : Contingency plans for all of the above should be practiced.
Paris - Because she elicits a physical response ;^)
Seagate knows storage better than anyone, so putting their IP around a SSD surely makes perfect sense?
Anyways, I wonder who has the capacity to manufacture SDD in enough qty to accelerate the price erosion within a time frame that enables the capacity to continue encroaching upon hdd? Don't forget, hdd capacity growth continues too!
Did the typewriter guys have a patent on the qwerty layout? Maybe the fact that hitting a key no longer had a mechanical link to putting ink onto the paper? No matter.
The techniques in storage however have been patented, some of these are not related to the fact that one solution has spinning platters and one is solid state. Seagate spend more $$$ R&D $$$ than most in storage, if the new kids on the block want a piece of the cake, they need to ask the cake maker nicely:)
Sorry Vlad, the books are far more insoghtful than his 'dumbed down' TV work. In this case you really should read his book before denouncing him. You never know, you may still feel the same way after you've read it......but I dont think you will.
Are you ready to accept that your beliefs may be wrong?
Didnt think so, and the same goes for any religous person.
Does morality come from religion? For me the answer is no (hell no!)...for many religious people, the answer is yes. This is a problem, you do not need 'god' to know right from wrong, and you certainly shouldn't base a countries laws on such absurd concepts - unfortunately many countries do and you end up with religious lunatics running the asylum.
Did you read the reviews of his shows at the O2? He is no has been, and remains a musical genius, and a good businessman.
People are quick to have a pop at Prince - they forget he gives FREE music, and was likely the catalyst for many other bands to do the same.
Would you like it if some website posted rude parodies of you or your family? Or someone made money using images of you? Thought not.
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