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Seagate Revises Earnings Forecast Down

  With each year, the decline of hard drives continues on its inexorable course, bringing down the fortunes of the companies that manufacture them. In light of this, both Seagate and Western Digital have sought to…

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Seagate NAS 8TB (ST8000VN0002) Hard Disk Drive Review

Introduction Just as you wouldn’t use a low-end graphics card for high-end usage, you shouldn’t use the wrong hard disk drive in your storage system either. There is a reason for every product and you should…

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Seagate Reveals 10GBps NVMe SSD

Even though they are one of the Big 2 HDD manufacturers, Seagate has not neglected the growing importance of NAND and flash storage. Starting off with their Seagate 600 series of SSDs, the company has focused…

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Seagate Sends Employees’ Payroll Information After Phishing Scam

Seagate is known for many things, but most of all they are known for their hard drives. I would recommend you look elsewhere if you are looking for something a little more secure I would say…

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Seagate Targeted by Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit

It is always great to wake up to some news that makes one laugh and today is one of those days as Seagate is targeted with a ridiculous lawsuit. The Plaintiff Cristopher A. Nelson claims that…

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Seagate Launches Their Own Helium HDD

Even as rival HGST started shipping helium based drives several years back, Seagate had managed to keep up in terms of capacity with less exotic technology. That’s all set to change as Seagate has finally launched…

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Seagate Enterprise NAS 6TB HDD Four Disk RAID Review

Introduction We’ve already had the pleasure of a single drive review of Seagate’s Enterprise NAS 6TB HDDs and today it has become time for the RAID review. Thecus provided me with five of these drives, but…

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Seagate Releases Largest Consumer NAS HDD Yet

Even with SSDs driving the news cycle more and more, HDDs are still around and kicking. One of two major HDD firms Seagate has just launched their highest capacity NAS HDD with a whopping 8TB of…

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Seagate Revamps Hard Drive Line-up @ CES 2016

CES 2016: Seagate is one of the leading hard drive manufacturers and renowned for creating high-capacity products at very competitive prices. Their LaCie range targets customers who desire a more luxury finish and prepared to pay extra for…

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Seagate CFO Claims HDDs to Remain Relevant for 15-20 more years

With each passing day, SSDs are growing in capacity and speed while their cost/GB continues to go down. Not surprisingly, HDD shipments have been falling steadily over the last few years as SSDs encroach their territory in storage.…

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Seagate 6TB Enterprise NAS HDD Review

Introduction When Thecus sent me the amazing N7770-10G NAS a little while ago, they also sent along five of Seagate’s Enterprise NAS 6TB hard disk drives. While they are intended for NAS usage as the drive…

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Thecus N7770-10G Elite-Class Business 7-Bay NAS Review

Introduction Today’s review is a real pleasure for me as I get to take a closer look and test an elite class business NAS with built-in 10GbE and high availability function. I got Thecus’ N7770-10G 7-bay…

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Seagate SSHD 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review

Introduction When we think storage, we usually think in one of two directions. Either we think of the traditional mechanical hard disk drives with large capacities for a low-cost or solid state drives with the higher…

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Thecus Adds Seagate 8TB Enterprise HDDs to Official Compatibility List

Thecus announced the addition of Seagate’s impressive 8TB Enterprise 3.5-inch hard disk drives to its official compatibility list. By incorporating Seagate’s 8TB HDD, Thecus NAS users will be able to maximize storage capacity while experiencing enhanced…

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Seagate Announces Three New 8TB Hard Disk Drives

Seagate announced that not one but three new 8TB hard disk drives have been added to their portfolio. The three new drives are from the Seagate Enterprise Capacity, Seagate Enterprise NAS, and Seagate Kinetic HDD series and…

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Seagate Creates Highest Capacity 2.5″ 7mm HDD

The mechanical hard drive is far from dead despite the face solid state and hybrids drives march forward and intend to conquer the market. There are still a lot of improvements that can be done on the…

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive 2TB USB 3.0 Review

Introduction Seagate released their Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive a while ago, but it is still a very valid product and one that shouldn’t be missed. Today I’m taking a closer look at the blue colored version…

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Seagate Increases The External Seven Drive’s Capacity by 50%

Seagate celebrated their 35th Birthday with the beautiful Seven drive back in January at CES in Las Vegas and they’ve now released a new version that adds 50% more capacity to the drive. The first version…

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First Prototype Seagate HAMR HDDs limited to 4TB

Even as we transition more and more to speedy SSDs, developments are still occurring in HDD land. Having explored the limits of what is practical with Helium filled Shingled Magnetic Recording drives, Seagate is moving onto…

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Seagate CEO – No One Uses SSDs for Storage

Seagate CEO Stephen J. Luczo has had some interesting choice words to say about how SSDs are used. In an earnings call to investors, Luczo noted that “no one uses SSDs for storage”. Coming from a hard…

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Seagate Wireless 500GB Mobile Storage Review

Introduction Portable storage isn’t just portable storage anymore. There are many different connectors, ports and protocols that can be used and it can all be a little bit confusing at times. Especially if you want to…

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Seagate Collaborates With CERN Openlab To Develop Kinetic Storage Platform

The European Organization for Nuclear Reasearch, CERN, produces a massive amount of data to be analyzed, but also stored, a thing that’s becoming an increasing problem with the 2-3 petabytes of information it produces on a…

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LaCie Announced Porsche Design Mobile Drive with USB-C Connector

Apple just announced their new MacBook and there is a lot of talk about the USB-C technology. Android smartphones will also feature the connector soon and Asus has already presented their full lineup of device. But a…

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Micron and Seagate Forge Strategic Alliance

February 12, 2015 saw the announcement of a new strategic alliance between these two storage giants; combining both innovation and expertise of both companies. The aim of this alliance is to produce ultra high end storage…

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Seagate to Cease Thunderbolt Support

Seagate has announced that it is to cease mainstream support for the Thunderbolt interconnection standard. The Thunderbolt hardware interface was developed by Intel and Apple as a faster alternative to USB connectors. It is the de…

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Seagate First to Support VMware Virtual SAN with 12Gb/S SAS HDDs and SSDs

Seagate announced that its Enterprise Performance 15K HDD and the 1200 SSD 12Gb/s SAS drives have been certified by VMware as interoperable storage tiers for VMware Virtual SAN. This is an industry first, the drives now support…

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3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze

Cloud storage provider Backblaze, in its 2014 ‘Hard Drive Annual Failure Rate’ graph, reports that the 3TB Seagate Barracuda drives it used for its storage service had a 43.1% failure rate over 2014. Other Seagate models also performed…