Seagate's Two Billion Hard Drive Shipments is an Industry First

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smartguy05

They sold so many because the hard drives are crap and break so quickly people buy more. The people who do this are stupid enough to keeping buying Seagate for some reason. Notice this happened after they lowered their warranty period?

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Typo91

"first first" ? the proof reading guy must be out again today.

I do have to poke fun at seagate still

Its easy to ship billions of hard drives when you ship millions more replacements then anyone else.

anywho, I personally can't complain, I have incredible luck with hard-disks for the most part all of my drives last around 8 years or more, only something like 1 out of 14 fail, and when they do normally its well inside the warranty.

I attribute my luck to keeping climate control, magnetic field control, radiation dampening, constant positive EM field charge and vibration cancellation in my man cave.

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rsaotome

And this explains exactly why my household only uses Western Digital drives. (They don't need to be replaced that often.)

Except for the SSD drives, I don't think WD makes any... yet. :)

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devin3627

i had a western digital 120gb that survived many drops (not on) and it worked well even though it made ticking noises, i used it only before flashdrives had a use.

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Danthrax66

Seagate - ruiner of good hard drive manufacturers, producers of shit

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limitbreaker

I'll never touch a Seagate hard drive again, all Maxtor and Seagate ive ever had has failed eventually. Maybe it's incredible bad luck but I've never had a bad WD.

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OpTicaL

Wonder how many of those 2 billion were faulty or replacements for faulty drives.

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WretchedSoul

I've never bought a seagate HDD. Though the HDDs I've inherited that were seagate still run today, even though they are several years old.

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sttrumpet

Does this include all of the HDD that Maxtor & Samsung sold before being acquired?

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wumpus

I'm pretty sure. The correct statement would be "no company has sold as many hard drives as the various companies Seagate bought." Says more about the "maturity" (read price fixing and milking the corporate cash cow as well as an expected dearth of inovation) of the industry than any Seagate success.

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USraging

WOW! that's amazing, i figured western digital would have had more sales. That's what i get for thinking.

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