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Seagate ships 1.5 billionth drive, celebrates with giveaway

By Matthew
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. Seagate's been pretty dang busy lately, duking it out with Western Digital for the title of top HDD manufacturer. So busy in fact, that the company nearly forgot to celebrate its 1.5 billionth drive sold! The milestone was reached on October 20, only 2.5 years after Seagate cracked the 1 billion mark in April 2008. Selling 500 million hard drives in 2.5 years is quite the accomplishment, considering the fact that it took 29 years to ship its first billion.

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  2. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Enthusiast Posts: 111   +15

    Just 3 eh?
    Well I'll take one I suppose.
    Will they give away one more when they hit 2 billion?
     
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 309   +37

    I'd like to enter. Put me on the list. :)

    And of course, I love the fact that Seagate is still going strong. Fierce competition like this only brings cheaper products for us, the consumers.
     
  4. dadodgeson

    dadodgeson TS Rookie

    1.5 TB i could use a back up for everything and then some
     
  5. TJCarey

    TJCarey TS Rookie

    Congratulations Seagate, I just got a 500GB Seagate for my HTPC.
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Count me in!
     
  7. kmerrikh

    kmerrikh TS Rookie

    Just bought a new computer. I could use a quality 1.5TB back up drive.
     
  8. davimous

    davimous TS Rookie Posts: 55   +9

    My girlfriend just bought one two days ago. It might break her heart if I win one :p
     
  9. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 275

    Sure, I could always use another Seagate to buy more cr&p and watch porn. That's what they're for.
     
  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 642   +118

    sign me up!
     
  11. dawgtothebone

    dawgtothebone TS Rookie

    Im keen on one :)
     
     
  12. Seagate 80Gig External Drive

    I am very satisfied with your product,as well as the price.

    Thank You, Vernon Ferguson
     
  13. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    I can always use free stuff!
     
  14. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Member Posts: 96   +9

  15. lmanlo

    lmanlo TS Rookie

    That's cool been looking for a new hard drive but haven't found one with a good price.
     
  16. turbotank84

    turbotank84 TS Rookie

    I would like to have one.
     
  17. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I'm in, always need more storage.
     
  18. Zedster

    Zedster TS Rookie

    Yes please - one of those thanks!

    I wonder how long it would take to donwload "158 billion hours of digital video". You would probably get to 98% and the internet connection would timeout. Argghh!
     
  19. Jetatt23

    Jetatt23 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Put me on the list for one of those, I think it might be time to try a portable hard drive now.

    That's a remarkable feat though, 500 million in 2.5 years versus 1billion in 29 years. At this rate, they'll be shipping billions of hard drives a minute in the future :p
     
  20. Recycle

    Recycle TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I'm in, and congrats to Seagate!
     
  21. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    Whoo hoo! Time to upgrade my 160gb external! Please sign me up for this TS!
     
  22. mtrenal

    mtrenal TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I would love a 1.5 TB external hardrive.
    Please sign me up.
     
  23. lesuelrs

    lesuelrs TS Member

    hook a brother up.
     
  24. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Definnetly could use this count me in
     
  25. zm15

    zm15 TS Rookie

    Count me in!
     


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