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AthlonXP1800
04-17-11, 07:26 PM
Samsung is now put own hard drive business up for sale as it never turned to profitable, they are looking for $1 to 1.5bn to unload the hard drive business. It could be either Seagate or Toshiba will be interesting to acquire it but I would be really surprise if WD will acquire it just after they acquired Hitachi hard drive business.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704613504576268573695939638.html?m od=rss_whats_news_us

Guess after Q3 2011 here will be only 3 HDD players left with WD, Seagate and Toshiba.

Surprise to see HDD marketshare fell heavy while SSD marketshare soared and I think we may will see cheaper 1TB SSD in a year time. But it make me wonder how will I able to store about 5TB of data if all 3 players WD, Seagate and Toshiba phased out 3TB hard drives for SSD as we may never see 5TB or 10TB hard drives in the light of day.

grey_1
04-17-11, 07:32 PM
Samsung is now put own hard drive business up for sale as it never turned to profitable, they are looking for $1 to 1.5bn to unload the hard drive business. It could be either Seagate or Toshiba will be interesting to acquire it but I would be really surprise if WD will acquire it just after they acquired Hitachi hard drive business.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704613504576268573695939638.html?m od=rss_whats_news_us

Guess after Q3 2011 here will be only 3 HDD players left with WD, Seagate and Toshiba.

Surprise to see HDD marketshare fell heavy while SSD marketshare soared and I think we may will see cheaper 1TB SSD in a year time. But it make me wonder how will I able to store about 5TB of data if all 3 players WD, Seagate and Toshiba phased out 3TB hard drives for SSD as we may never see 5TB or 10TB hard drives in the light of day.
I think it will be quite a while before mechanical drives are totally obsolete.

Q
04-17-11, 08:09 PM
DAMN! I really like Samsung hard drives. Very quiet, very cool, and perform just under the cream of the crop. I had an old 4 GB drive that survived a 4 foot fall WHILE RUNNING and didn't have a single bad sector.

nekrosoft13
04-18-11, 10:48 AM
NO!! **** NO!!

First Hitachi and now Samsung? I need to buy a bunch Hitachis and Samsungs before they disapear from the shelfs.

If samsung has to sell I want Toshiba to buy them, I don't want it to go to WD or Seagate.

WD is ok, but I hate Seagate.

Samsung didn't make a profit because they didn't cut corners, and their drives are high quality, not like WD or Seagate.

AngelGraves13
04-18-11, 10:10 PM
Don't care. Never bought their hard drives. Can't say I'm surprised.

Redeemed
04-19-11, 03:26 AM
Pretty bummed to hear this- I'd sooner purchase a Samsung HDD than any other manufacturer. Great drives, and a shame such a quality component wont be available for much longer. :(

K007
04-19-11, 04:25 AM
wow that sux...samsung drives are always very good in reviews...i really love my samgsung drives! very good so far price/performance/quality!

Wolken007
04-19-11, 05:51 AM
Definite bummer. I've purchased Samsung Hard Drives for quite some time now, and they've always been top quality.

AthlonXP1800
04-19-11, 06:53 AM
It now confirmed Seagate today have agreed deal with Samsung that Seagate will acquire Samsung hard drive business for $1.375bn.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20055186-264.html
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/22463-seagate-to-buy-samsung-hdd-business

Now it down to 3 players WD, Seagate and Toshiba, very sad day today. :(

DiscipleDOC
04-19-11, 11:15 AM
Samsung makes hard drives???

Kidding. I'm not too moved by this. I use WD's, and I am happy with them. :)

nekrosoft13
04-19-11, 12:06 PM
Comes from the guy who refuses to buy an SSD but falls for that Killer NIC stuff :headexplode: :o

haha, excactly, pure comedy

Redeemed
04-19-11, 12:10 PM
Well at least Seagate and not WDC. WDC has horrible support for Swiss customers.
Still Samsung was my favorite, by far the best disks.




Comes from the guy who refuses to buy an SSD but falls for that Killer NIC stuff :headexplode: :o

I can't believe you guys are faulting him so much. It is his money after all...

Not only that, he even said himself that the performance gained wasn't monumental, and the thing he liked most was the proprietary software due to the control it allowed, instead of the hardware it self. What if Killer didn't sell NICs but instead sold thier software and he purchased it? Would you guys be razzing him for that? From what I've gathered the software is indeed very well made. Never used it, but from what I've read that seems to be the consensus.

mullet
04-19-11, 12:55 PM
WD black FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LydianKnight
04-19-11, 01:50 PM
WD black FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

while True: print "This!" :bleh:

Viral
04-19-11, 07:10 PM
Samsung drives performed really well while being cheap and quiet. I'm going to miss them. I wouldn't buy a seagate again as their drives have had a noisy crunchy loading sound for the last 5+ years. WD's used to have a high pitch whine and Maxtors died like nobody's business so I always stuck with Seagate... now that they suck I was WD or Samsung exclusive.

K007
04-20-11, 04:14 AM
Comes from the guy who refuses to buy an SSD but falls for that Killer NIC stuff :headexplode: :o

Oh Snap!..

Ontopic:
Maybe they are moving to SSD and want to give up HDD's. Which might be a good thing :). SSD's are obviously the future...

Mathesar
04-20-11, 10:27 PM
I bought a 1.5TB Samsung a little over a year ago and it performs better than expected plus runs cooler than my other drives.

AngelGraves13
04-20-11, 11:03 PM
I guess that leaves Seagate and WD and Toshiba, though Toshiba doesn't count in my book.

AthlonXP1800
04-21-11, 03:15 AM
And in worse news...

Seagate agrees to buy Samsung's drive business

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20055186-264.html?tag=topImage1

I guess that leaves Seagate and WD and Toshiba.

Why repost about the news with the same link I posted in the first page of this thread? Guess you cant be arsed to read the first page. :captnkill:

AngelGraves13
04-21-11, 04:58 AM
I didn't read the OP, so I didn't see the article.

I read my news elsewhere. Seagate wasn't mentioned in your thread title, so I assumed there was no article about it. My mistake.

AngelGraves13
04-21-11, 04:59 AM
I guess his Killer NIC missed those packages and he didn't see your post :rofl

Being rude doesn't make you funny.