500GB HDD shoutout

Posted on Friday, Nov 03 2006 @ 09:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs checks out a bunch of 500GB HDDs from Seagate, Hiatchi, Maxtor and Western Digital.
Things of the greatest importance occurred between the two remaining market players, Seagate and Maxtor. In view of the transition to perpendicular recording, Seagate stretched its model range out to the limit. It’s financially burdensome to be putting out three generations of hard disk drives (even four generations if you count in the Barracuda 7200.10 series!) at once especially considering the gigantic production volumes and Maxtor’s dumping on the OEM market. Seagate solved the problem straightforwardly by just buying the rioter. Luckily, Maxtor’s stock had fallen heavily in price after a few unprofitable quarters in a row.
Check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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