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Seagate finally joins consumer SSD market, revamps enterprise lineup

By Jos ยท 14 replies
May 7, 2013
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  1. Despite being one of the world's largest manufacturers of hard disk drives, Seagate has been somewhat slow or hesitant to jump into the SSD market, especially with consumer-focused drives. But today the company is finally getting serious about flash-based storage...

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  2. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Seagate has a bad reputation lately the last few years, I'll stick with my vertex 4 512gb SSD thanks.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,398   +2,935

    soldier1969: I thought Vertex 5 was around the corner, but it ain't: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/SSD-Vertex-5-Vector-OCZ,22031.html

    Too late for Seagate, they won't catch up with the market, unless they go against their normal policy and drop the prices where they should be. High level consumption in the idle state is really a deal breaker for any kind of mobile device.

    From the PR looks like they are prepping something they will boast for a premium price, in which they will fail for sure.

    Anyhow, extra playa on the market for SSD prices is an extra oil for sledges on the way down.
  4. BREAKING NEWS: A garbage hard drive manufacturer is joining an already flooded industry of quality SSD products.

    Nuff' said
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,265   +4,933

    Seagate drives are not garbage!! Your statement is ridiculous.
  6. Well lets see. Over the 1000s of computers that iv serviced in my lifetime(I work in IT), I can almost tell you what brand of hard drive is failing from the noise it makes. I can honestly say that BY FAR the WORST hard drive manufacturer that I have experienced with the most number of failures has been Seagate. Im looking at a stack of dead ones on my shelf as I type this. I wont even get into performance after the first year. The failure rate that I have seen with WD has been much better, and believe it or not Samsung made a decent product as well. Of course this was before Seagate got it hands on samsungs hard drive division. I dont purchase Hatachi, so I have no comment on those.

    So with all this in mind I say yes, "Seagate Hard Drives are GARBAGE" Maybe ill toss some more of them in the trash today.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,265   +4,933

    You are still just one person. Thanks for posting your mileage, but others have had different road trips.
  8. Hopefully their SSDs don't constantly show Read / Seek / ECC errors in the S.M.A.R.T. data like their HDDs do...
  9. As a random anon I'll back up the assertion that Seagate are garbage. Because despite them withholding their actual failure rates everyone still knows.

    Seagate are garbage.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,265   +4,933

    I see you are back at it. Same person! Same stupid phrase!
  11. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    I have had many seagate drives never had one fail...Your One person, ive put seagate in tons of computers over the years and out of every machine that has had a seagate drive, I dont think ive ever seen one fail (Mostly because after 5 years most of those machines get replaced anyways but whatever). I have one in my current rig as a data drive now?

    Also on the Seagate SSD's, look forward to seeing these on the market, I love my Samsung 840 Pro SSD 512gb and wont be getting rid of that anytime soon. Though im looking into one for my laptop so I might take a gander at these.
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  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    Plural verb requires a plural subject. Why don't to try and learn English before you give lectures on what I'm sure is your, "extensive background of testing competing HDDs".

    And for the record, I buy Seagate and Western Digital hard drives, and haven't had a failure in either brand.

    Maybe you're plugging yours in wrong or something. Buying seconds? Talking out your a** because you like the smell and the "purr"?

    What in God's name are you talking about? Seagate drives are always priced competitively with the likes of WD.
    GhostRyder and cliffordcooley like this.
  13. Seagate fanboy much? Someone must have spit in your cheerios this morning.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,265   +4,933

    No but you sure are trying. Why else would you be trolling. There is a reason I'm a Seagate fanboy, there is very little wrong with Seagate drives. In fact I've had just as much trouble out of all name brands, as I have Seagate. But you know the difference between me and you, I won't go around chastising other name brands, when I choose to follow one.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    God, Five out of a hundred guest post are really worthwhile! That other 95 though, wow, they must be your twin sisters.

    Why don't you deal with me? You can't start calling me "fanbois" simply because you don't have anything to contribute.

    I buy Seagate and WD drives, and none of them have failed on me. In fact, I still have the OEM WD "Caviar Blue" SATA I(!) purring away just fine in my 8+ year old eMachine.
    Of course, I don't use anywhere near all of my machines everyday.

    Now, I suspect you OTOH, sit in front of one miserable turd 24/7. That being said, you should probably buy enterprise class drives. Industrial duty trolling, requires industrial duty equipment, it's that "simple".
    GhostRyder likes this.

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