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Maxtor has announced that they are cutting 900 jobs in Singapore in preparation of Seagate's acquisition. Maxtor has been in financial trouble for a while, with expected net losses of $104 million this fiscal year. Once the merger is complete in May, Seagate will become the world's largest hard disk manufacturer. Read the full story here. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Maxtor Corp (MXO.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the computer disk drive maker being acquired by competitor Seagate Technology (STX.N: Quote, Profile, Research), on Tuesday said it will cut about 900 jobs in Singapore, and cut its outlook due to the pending acquisition.... Read more...
The folks over at Sharky Extreme had a chance to interview Joni Clark, Seagate's PC/Mobile Product Marketing Manager. So, will we ever see a 10K/15K RPM SATA Drive to compete with Western Digital's Raptor? "Joni Clark: On December 21, 2005, the Boards of Seagate and Maxtor announced that they unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Seagate will acquire Maxtor in an all stock transaction. The combination will build on Seagate's foundation as the premier global hard disc drive company providing enhanced operating scale and key resources to drive product innovation, maximize manufacturing efficiency, and realize significant... Read more...
Some big news in the storage industry has hit the press today, Seagate is to acquire Maxtor for $1.9 Billion. After a year of the merger, approximately $300 million is expected to be saved from operating expenses. "Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Maxtor shareholders will receive .37 shares of Seagate common stock for each Maxtor share they own. When the transaction is completed Seagate shareholders will own approximately 84 percent and Maxtor shareholders will own approximately 16 percent of the combined company. The value of the transaction is approximately... Read more...
Well, the folks at Seagate must have been jealous of all the attention NVIDIA received after announcing their recent acquisition of ULI because the company has just announced its intention to acquire Maxtor. For the time being, the two companies will remain separate. However, it will be interesting to see what new types of technologies and pricing we'll see once the two drive vendors merge and begin operating as a single company.SEAGATE and Maxtor confirmed the acquisition. The deal is worth $1.9 billion. The firms said the combination will be 10-20% accretive on a cash EPS basis after the first full year of combined operations. The combined company will save around $300 million in operating... Read more...
Seagate has been making hard drives for as far back as I can remember, which is why it's no surprise that they're on their 9th generation drive. TweakTown takes a look at the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 HDD, which is the same technology as the 7200.8 drives, with some extra features."The 7200.9 series has models with the following specifications, 40, 80, 120, 160, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500GB models respectively. This is truly the first drive to support all the HDD requirements from base system all the way to high end storage capacity of the lechers like me out there. What makes this line up unique are the different specifications that accompany each drive." ... Read more...
New satellite photos of New Orleans have been released on google maps. Clicking the "Satellite" button will show previous pictures of the city, while the red "Katrina" button displays the city in it's current state. The devastation is just mind blowing, I can hardly imagine what it's like to be there. If you wish to make a donation to the American Red cross, please follow the link below. Goodnight folks. Patriot Memory PDC1G5600ELK Memory Review @ PCstats "Patriot's Extreme Performance PDC1G5600ELK dual channel DDR memory is some of the fastest on the market, and it most certainly caters towards enthusiast users. On its website, Patriot Memory takes the progressive step... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope you're enjoying the weekend. Tomorrow is Fathers day, so don't forget! Anyway, we got some good reviews for you tonight, including a look at Seagate's 400GB External USB HD! Oh yeah, and there is this little whisper going around about a security breach that affects over 40 million credit cards. Goodnight :) Linux Is It's Own Enemy @ CoolTechZone "If you have ever visited a Linux support forum, the very first thing you will notice are the massive number of threads with questions similar to, "What Linux distribution should I use?" or "What is the best distribution for me?" Since these questions are asked by those who are unfamiliar with the open-source... Read more...
Hey there folks, time for your Thursday morning news post.  In case you missed it, Marco posted an extensive nForce 4 SLI motherboard Round-Up.  This is a big one that's real interesting with an excellent showing from DFI.  We also have the latest hardware headlines for you this AM including Intel's P4-M 770, a 400GB Seagate Barracuda and more.  Let's get started! MonsterGecko Joins Forces With GoGamer.com, Popular PistolMouse FPS Gaming Mouse Now Available From GoGamer.com The PistolMouse FPS complements GoGamer.com's offerings with its wide selection of First-Person Shooter games PALO ALTO and LAKE FOREST, CA – March 30, 2005 – MonsterGecko, LLC (www.monstergecko.com),... Read more...
Hey folks, how about this weather? Those in the northeast know what I mean... it hasn't be in the high 50's since what, September, October? Anyway, we've got some good items today, including new Hard Drive tech from Seagate and Intel, and a Athlon 64 3500+ overclocking adventure with PCstats. Also, April is almost here, so don't forget that HH will be at the Nor'Easter LAN on April 16-17. AMD Athlon64 3500+ Overclocking Adventure @ PCstats "We're going to have a bit of fun with this chip today. We'll test how high our Athlon64 3500+ will overclock with air cooling, but we're also going to put the processor under the deep freeze to see how high it goes with a R404A modded Prometeia Mach I... Read more...
I think today has been the coldest day yet in my neck of the woods(and I do mean woods). Usually two overclocked computers will do the job of warming my room, but not today. So here I sit, delivering you the news with multiple layers of clothing. I know Wednesday and Friday are the days for game related news, but there really isn't much in the way of need to know news, so I may have to rework the days. Well, time to get these stiff fingers working... Hardware Roadmaps For 2005 @ PC Stats "Wondering what's in store from the computer industry in 2005? PCstats had a look at some roadmaps from around the web that detail everything from AMD's move to 90nm SOI manufacturing process on its 'San... Read more...
Good morning all, it's time for your Friday news post.  World Series fever is running rampant through the HH labs these days.  The rivalry is especially hot with Rob and Dave, Rob being the Yankees fan and Dave being the BoSox guy.  Lots of trash talking going back and forth for a while there, but all in good fun.  So far the Yanks are on top 2-0, but I wouldn't count the Sox out just yet.  Tonight the games resume and if the Red Sox pull a win, Dave's mouth is sure to run wild.  Even if you're not a baseball fan, like me, it's hard to ignore such a well known rivarly.  With the Yanks holding a 2 game lead, it's too soon to say who's going to make it to the... Read more...
  Seagate's Barracuda V and SATA 150 Controllers Welcome to Serial ATA - A Performance Analysis By Dave Altavilla January 14, 2003   The day has finally come, where we have Serial ATA Hard Drives becoming available on the market.  Never has there been such anticipation regarding a new Hard Drive technology.  In kind, never has there been such an overwhelming "seeding" of a technology by various OEM partners with a new standard like this.  The Serial ATA standard has a ton of horsepower behind it with the likes of Intel, Dell, Maxtor, IBM, Seagate and the list goes on.  As a result, it's no wonder why motherboard OEMs were so quick to offer SATA as an integrated... Read more...
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