FUD Zilla heard whispers that Seagate is looking into the possibility of buying OCZ to acquire a strong foothold in the solid state disk market:
It appears Seagate was not the only suitor, but acquiring this successful SSD maker would simply give Seagate a very strong presence in consumer, enthusiast and enterprise SSD markets. Seagate was late to enter the SSD market and OCZ has quite a bit of experience in the field. In the last few years it managed to carve out a respectable market share thanks to competitively priced consumer products as well as super-fast PCIe enterprise drives. The company always knew how to generate a lot of marketing buzz and in the meantime it even dropped its core RAM business in order to solely focus on SSDs.
The marriage of convenience would also serve OCZ quite well. The company will benefit from Seagate’s vast resources and avoid quite a few issues. On some occasions OCZ found itself in the rather awkward situation of being unable to meet demand. That they could sell more drives that they could churn out, but having a big cash cow behind it would definitely help overcome such issues.