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Seagate Hits Milestone with 2 Billionth Hard Drive

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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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • blazorthon
    articleSeagate 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
    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
    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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  • Phillip Bulmer
    And I bet 2.99 billion have failed =(
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  • Phillip Bulmer
    Phillip BulmerAnd I bet 1.99 billion have failed =(
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  • memadmax
    2 Billion turds and many more on the way >_>
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  • TheBigTroll
    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
    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
    Neat. Always liked seagate hard drives.
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  • pjmelect
    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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