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    Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    WD pays Seagate $0.5B in lawsuit award. Will Seagate end up with harddrive monopoly? WD taking some serious blows.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/seagat...81?tag=nl.e550


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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    From what i read that isnt necessarily final yet, but even if it is, WD has cash of 3.5 bil.



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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by drednot57 View Post
    WD pays Seagate $0.5B in lawsuit award. Will Seagate end up with harddrive monopoly? WD taking some serious blows.
    Seagate wins $525 million from Western Digital | ZDNet
    I first read that as $.58, and thought who cares, a company has to pay another one 58 cents.

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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    I first read that as $.58, and thought who cares, a company has to pay another one 58 cents.

    Man I need to get some glasses.


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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    From what i read that isnt necessarily final yet, but even if it is, WD has cash of 3.5 bil.
    And draining fast w/o product to sell due to floods in Thailand where their main plants are. Even a huge corporation like WD can take only so many blows before getting into serious financial trouble.


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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by drednot57 View Post
    WD pays Seagate $0.5B in lawsuit award. Will Seagate end up with harddrive monopoly? WD taking some serious blows.
    Seagate wins $525 million from Western Digital | ZDNet
    The company that corners the HD market will be whichever one can mass produce an inexpensive/reliable solid state drive first.



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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s View Post
    The company that corners the HD market will be whichever one can mass produce an inexpensive/reliable solid state drive first.
    Reliable? i have not seen any problems with their reliability compared to normal replacment drives. it is the fact that you get a a lot less for the price compared to the normal spinning drives. This will take a while to come down, just like BD drives. And less competition would only lengthen this time frame.



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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Reliable? i have not seen any problems with their reliability compared to normal replacment drives. it is the fact that you get a a lot less for the price compared to the normal spinning drives. This will take a while to come down, just like BD drives. And less competition would only lengthen this time frame.
    Agreed. They seem to be very reliable. What I should have said is that if they can cheaply mass produce them without losing reliability then they will dominate the market.



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    Re: Ouch! Western Digital pays Seagate.

    Quote Originally Posted by c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s View Post
    Agreed. They seem to be very reliable. What I should have said is that if they can cheaply mass produce them without losing reliability then they will dominate the market.
    Yes. But as has been reported, competition is what is going to drive down the cost of SSDs. Until then, I am going to get that 500 GB Momentus XT Hybrid SSD, and get 90% of the performance at 1/10 the cost per GB.



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