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Seagate Hits Milestone with 2 Billionth Hard Drive

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Seagate has shipped its two-billionth hard drive ever.

Seagate has announced that it has built its two-billionth hard drive. Seagate was founded in 1979; it took 29 years for them to ship their first billion hard drives. Since then, many applications have greatly increased the demand for storage. Particularly thanks to social media, cloud storage, and business computing, it only took Seagate four years to build another billion hard drives. As such, in 2013, Seagate is celebrating the shipment with its two-billionth hard drive.

"This is truly an impressive accomplishment and I am proud to lead this company as we celebrate this success. This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride continue to be the fabric of this company," said Steve Luczo, CEO, President, and Chairman of Seagate.

Head over here to see Seagate's page on the celebration.

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    Meatymutawings , March 18, 2013 5:09 PM
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    Seagate was founded in 1979; it took 29 years for them to ship their first hard drive.

    well by that math they shipped their first drive in 2008.
    where the hell did my 90s seagate hard drive come from?
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    blazorthon , March 18, 2013 5:07 PM
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    Seagate has announced that it has built its two-billionth hard drive. Seagate was founded in 1979; it took 29 years for them to ship their first hard drive.


    Am I to assume that this actually meant there to be a "billionth" between "first" and "hard drive"?
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    blazorthon , March 18, 2013 5:07 PM
    article
    Seagate has announced that it has built its two-billionth hard drive. Seagate was founded in 1979; it took 29 years for them to ship their first hard drive.


    Am I to assume that this actually meant there to be a "billionth" between "first" and "hard drive"?
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    Meatymutawings , March 18, 2013 5:09 PM
    Quote:
    Seagate was founded in 1979; it took 29 years for them to ship their first hard drive.

    well by that math they shipped their first drive in 2008.
    where the hell did my 90s seagate hard drive come from?
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    vmem , March 18, 2013 5:11 PM
    c'mon, at least do something like give away 1,000 3TB harddrives or something lol

    on the other hand, gratz seagate. I've seen some really solid drives from you this past couple of years
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    memadmax , March 18, 2013 6:18 PM
    2 Billion turds and many more on the way >_>
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    TheBigTroll , March 18, 2013 6:48 PM
    i dont know what you guys are crapping about seagate but they have never failed me once. kudos to seagate for offering drives at great prices
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    anti-painkilla , March 18, 2013 6:57 PM
    TheBigTrolli dont know what you guys are crapping about seagate but they have never failed me once. kudos to seagate for offering drives at great prices


    We did have problems with the Seagate HDD's and preferred WD. But over the last few years they have been great.

    I think it was mainly the externals we had problems with, so not really sure if they were just more drone to damage from movement.
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    teh_chem , March 18, 2013 7:01 PM
    Neat. Always liked seagate hard drives.
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    pjmelect , March 18, 2013 9:29 PM
    They may not reach the 3 billionth hard drive if they continue only giving a one year warranty on them. I wont buy a Seagate drive because of this.
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    sarvok , March 18, 2013 11:22 PM
    TheBigTrolli dont know what you guys are crapping about seagate but they have never failed me once. kudos to seagate for offering drives at great prices


    Yeah same, I can't really comment on their newer drives but I've always found their drives to work great for me. In fact my main computer is still using my 11-12 year old 80 GB Barracuda IV drive, haven't had any problems with it despite every day use.
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    sublime2k , March 18, 2013 11:32 PM
    Wasn't this in the news like a month ago?
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    schwiing , March 18, 2013 11:50 PM
    sublime2kWasn't this in the news like a month ago?


    Welcome to Tom's :) 
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    abbadon_34 , March 19, 2013 12:47 AM
    Meaningless Marketic without Competitor Comparison numbers.
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    lassik , March 19, 2013 2:16 AM
    blazorthonAm I to assume that this actually meant there to be a "billionth" between "first" and "hard drive"?


    No, they just had a really bad courier! :p 
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    hate machine , March 19, 2013 8:50 AM
    Kind of funny how they have sold so many drives and have record breaking quarters even after during the flooding in their outsourced HDD factories in Thailand. Who cares... these traditional mechanical drive makers are being phased out by SSDs and are being far too slow at shifting their tech. Samsung saw the writing on the wall and sold off their mechanical HDD division a long time ago and shifted to SSDs.
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    blurr91 , March 19, 2013 12:40 PM
    I bought a retail Seagate drive a few years ago for the 5 year warranty. It broke after 2.5 years. I called Seagate and the guy told me the serial number came back as "OEM" and he could not honor the warranty. I told him I still had the retail box and the sticker on the box matched the serial number of the drive. He told me either someone forged it or I forged it. I will never ever buy another Seagate product after that kind of treatment.

    I have never had an issue with WD customer service.
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    XZaapryca , March 19, 2013 1:45 PM
    They've come a long way since my ST-412. That's 10MB's you don't want to drop on your foot.
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    RazorCreed9 , March 19, 2013 11:25 PM
    Seagate Hard drive's do fail.