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Seagate Brings Out Backup Plus FAST External Drive
Jan 13, 2014 - in News
The world's first portable 4 TB storage device.
Seagate Unveils World's Thinnest 2TB External Drive
Jan 10, 2014 - in News
Seagate has updated its Backup Plus Slim external drive portfolio.
Report: SSD Market Revenues Will More Than Double in 2013
Jan 23, 2013 - in News
The SSD market is expected to equal 40-percent of the HDD market by 2016.
Seagate Reports Flat HDD Shipment Growth
Jan 9, 2013 - in News
Seagate has released a preliminary result of its fiscal second quarter 2013, or the fourth calendar quarter of 2012.
Western Digital Regains HDD Market Lead in Q2
Aug 28, 2012 - in News
Following Seagate, Western Digital has apparently recovered from the impact of the Thailand flood as well. As of Q2, the company has become the leading hard drive maker again.
Seagate Completes Acquisition of LaCie
Aug 6, 2012 - in News
Seagate confirmed that it has closed the acquisition LaCie, which will give the company a stronger position in the retail market.
Seagate to Continue Focus on Hybrid HDDs
Jul 31, 2012 - in News
Seagate forecasts weakening shipments of hard drives and slight price erosion, while the company banks on new hybrid drives slated for release later this year.
Nine External Thunderbolt Storage Devices, Rounded Up
Jul 15, 2012 - in Reviews
We compare nine different Thunderbolt-based storage solutions, delivering scorching sequential throughput. Of the nine, three submissions rise to the top. Although it remains pricey, in the applications where it makes sense, Thunderbolt cannot be beat.
High HDD Prices Result in Record Sales at Seagate
Jul 8, 2012 - in News
Hard drive manufacturing is apparently exceeding pre-Thailand flood levels and companies such as Seagate are now reaping the benefits from increased HDD pricing.
Seagate Purchases Controlling Interest in LaCie
Jun 14, 2012 - in News
Seagate now controls 64.5-percent of LaCie, and is offering to purchase the remaining shares.
Seagate Announces Backup Plus Hard Drives
Jun 13, 2012 - in News
Seagate's new Backup Plus line of external storage devices can back up local documents as well as Facebook photos.
Seagate to Acquire Controlling Interest in LaCie
May 23, 2012 - in News
Seagate said that it has entered an agreement to purchase a majority share in consumer HDD storage vendor LaCie.
Analysts Predict Acceleration in HDD Storage Density Growth
May 21, 2012 - in News
Market research firm IHS predicts a fast increase in HDD storage densities and, as a result, a similarly strong increase in storage capacities.
WD, Seagate Recover From HDD Shipment Shortage
Apr 30, 2012 - in News
Both Seagate and Western Digital have improved their HDD shipments following the disastrous Thailand flood last year.
Seagate Reaches Terabit Areal Density Milestone
Mar 19, 2012 - in News
This new areal density milestone could pave the way to 3.5-inch drives with 60 TB capacities.
Hard Drive Prices to Remain Inflated Throughout 2012
Feb 12, 2012 - in News
Based on first quarter earnings reports, IHS has updated its hard disk drive (HDD) supply forecast. The company does not expect annual growth to return until the third quarter of this year. "A full recovery of production is still months away," IHS said.
Seagate Quietly Intros GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter
Feb 2, 2012 - in News
This adapter provides a Thunderbolt connection to Seagate's portable GoFlex external drives.
Seagate Believes HDD Supply Disruption to Continue in 2012
Feb 1, 2012 - in News
Seagate estimates 2012 HDD shortage at 150 million units
Verizon, Seagate Announce 4G LTE Mobile Wireless Storage
Jan 10, 2012 - in News
Verizon and Seagate are showcasing a portable storage device for smartphones and tablets that connects to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
HDD Makers Want Long-Term Contracts With PC Vendors
Dec 28, 2011 - in News
Hard drive manufacturers reportedly want PC vendors to sign a one-year contract, locking them at the current inflated price and volume.
Seagate, WD Cutting Back on Hard Drive Warranties
Dec 20, 2011 - in News
Many drives from both hard drive manufacturers have been reduced down to one or three years.
Global HDD Supply 70 Million Units Short in Q4 2011
Nov 28, 2011 - in News
The global supply for hard drives will fall 70 million units short of the 180 million needed in 4Q11.
Western Digital Ordered to Pay $525 Million To Seagate
Nov 23, 2011 - in News
A drop in the bucket Western Digital plans to fight on principle, if one can call it that.
HDD Shipments to Drop by 35% in Q4 2011
Nov 22, 2011 - in News
Seagate has just lowered its shipment forecast for Q4 again.
HDD Prices are Increasing Rapidly; 50% in One Week
Oct 24, 2011 - in News
The hard drive market is reacting to the heavy floods in Thailand.
Seagate: Terabyte Platter HDDs Now in Volume Production
Oct 21, 2011 - in News
As part of its quarterly earnings call, Seagate said that it has begun putting 1 Terabyte per platter hard drives into production.
WD May Have Rough December Due to Flooding
Oct 17, 2011 - in News
WD may not be able to meet customer demand for its products in the December quarter.
Flooding in Thailand Disrupts Tech Supply Chain
Oct 13, 2011 - in News
The ongoing severe flooding in Thailand appears to have impact on the availability on the overall supply in the region.
5TB External HDDs Arriving in Three Months?
Oct 13, 2011 - in News
Seagate may introduce a 5TB external hard drive using five 1TB platters in January 2012.
Q2 HDD, SSD and ODD Shipments Climb Slightly
Oct 13, 2011 - in News
Hard drive (HDD), optical disk drive (ODD) and solid state disk drive (SSD) manufacturers shipped 248.8 million storage devices in the second quarter of this year, 4.5% more than in Q1 and 5.6% more than in the second quarter of 2010, according to IHS.