Seagate to buy storage rival Maxtor

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by muzikool, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Big development:

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  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    I like Seagate hard drives, they are rock solid.
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    seagate is all i use at home and in the servers. very few issues with the. but this takeover that they are doing is quite intresting. i read earlyer that they are going to be buying 87% of there total stock.
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    I have had nothing but problems from seagate drives, only use Maxtor in my systems. I hope Seagate don't mess things up.
  5. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    I too an a Maxtor only fan now. Used to be Quantum. Seagate drives are OK, but Maxtors are heavier built and more durable in IMHO.

    I have some Quantum drives sitting around from the <1Gb days that still work great with no bad sectors.
  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    Seagate and Maxtor are great HD's .. This will be good , it should work out pretty good ..
  7. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

    Minnesota, USA
    I've always used Maxtors. The losers in the end are us with two of the biggest drive companies merging into one.
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    Yar, so much for price wars and competitive pricing.
  9. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    hehe, on another forum where this was mentioned; some claimed to have had problems with Maxtor; and viewed them somewhat in the same way that some view Maxtor :ponder:

    Well, in any case, here's my experience. The Seagate drives I own haven't really been problematic; albeit they are the higher end Cheetah drives. The 9.1 GB Cheetah drive I had gotten in 1998 and it is still in use in my computer now (mostly 24/7 operation the whole time). It doesn't show any signs that it will die anytime soon.

    Course, one thing, it was an engineering sample from the second batch, which was in limited production (hadn't officially gone to market then). It was the first gen Ultra2 Wide (aka LVD) Cheetah that Seagate made. As they said when I got that comp; "it's an engineering sample. This could be good or bad. Bad if there are bugs they hadn't worked out, potentially good as they wouldn't have had time to work out how to make the drive more cheaply, as it's still a sample..."

    My other Cheetah I got in December 2000 (that wasn't an engineering sample, but was in production) and that drive is also holding up without any signs it would fail soon.

    A 100 GB external (USB 2.0) drive I had bought to complete some labs last semester against the back drop of problems I never mentioned here, is a Maxtor. I've only had it for a few weeks now. Thus far, I haven't had problems, but then again having not even owned the piece of hardware for a month yet; I couldn't give fair indication on how it will hold up over time...
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    NY, USA
    Have always used Maxtors here, have been looking at Seagate drives with the new 160GB platters. Seems all ok to me.
  11. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Maxtor vs Seagate is much like the old Intel vs AMD everybody has different experiences with them and tend to go with the ones that don't give them problems.

    So far I've used Maxtor WD and Seagate and had very little trouble with the WD's and the one Seagate is seems good so far still fairly new but no problems.

    Maxtor, I just had one die, and its only little over 3 years old as when I checked the warranty info on it, the warranty had expired a month or less before it died which makes my wonder what happened in that caused it

    I do agree we as customers loose in any merger