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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:59

Seagate finishes buying Samsung's hard drive business

Written by Nick Farell



Deal closes


Seagate announced the closing of the transaction to acquire the hard disk drive (HDD) business of Samsung.

Under the terms of the transaction, Seagate has gained select elements of Samsung's HDD business, including assets, infrastructure and employees. This includes Samsung's leading M8 product line of high-capacity, 2.5-inch HDDs. Samsung employees joining Seagate include a number of senior managers and design-engineering employees from Samsung's Korea facility, who will focus on development of small form-factor products for the mobile compute market.

N.Y. Park, senior vice president and general manager, will oversee Seagate's product development activities in Korea and serve as country manager of the Korea design centre, reporting to Bob Whitmore, Seagate's executive vice president and CTO. This transaction was announced in April 2011 along with a series of other agreements between Seagate and Samsung. Seagate is supplying disk drives to Samsung for PCs, notebooks and consumer electronics devices.

Samsung is supplying its market-leading semiconductor products for use in Seagate's enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), solid-state hybrid drives and other products. The companies have also extended and enhanced their existing patent cross-license agreement and have expanded cooperation to co-develop enterprise storage solutions.


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+1 #1 JAB Creations 2011-12-20 23:38
Less competition is never good for anyone except the people at the top.

Also my hard drives are all Seagate but after this non-sense of dropping all the warranties to a single year (even the five year warranties are dropped all the way to a single) I probably won't buy their drives until they completely reverse.

Just a heads-up, it applies to drives coming out at the end of the year. WD also moderately reduced their warranties. Sucks because Hitachi is a bit behind (unless I'm wrong) so their drives tend to have more platters. Just a lose-lose situation to be needing hard drive capacity right now.
 
 
0 #2 Kryojenix 2011-12-21 04:00
I bought a couple of 500GB HDD's in 2009 - they're both full now - but my plans encompass a better backup and archival regimen (to BD-ROMs) and to keep these hard drives going in service for as long as possible.

Cheap hard drives until just a few months ago were tempting me to give up and just buy more, but now I can resist again! :P
 
 
-1 #3 Jay 2011-12-22 09:30
Samsung is saving/making money so it can buy AMD in feb. 2012 like a cheap street-walker :eek:
 
 
-1 #4 Chris 2011-12-22 17:11
Quoting Jay:
Samsung is saving/making money so it can buy AMD in feb. 2012 like a cheap street-walker :eek:

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