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Seagate beats Street, but outlook's bleak

Seagate's 4th quarter results beat expectations, but profits are substantially down and cost pressures rising. It beat the Street but the outlook is bleak. For its fourth fiscal 2011 quarter, Seagate's revenues amounted to $2.86bn – 7.5 per cent higher than the $2.656bn recorded a year ago. Net income went aggressively in the …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 2011
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Why is USB 3 so slow?

USB 3.0's SuperSpeed rating is a dismal joke if magazine tests are anything to go by, with transfers at a laggardly 127MB/sec at best, only three to four times faster than good USB 2 products. So why is USB 3.0 so slow? In theory, USB 2.0 runs at a maximum of 480Mbit/s, whereas USB 3.0 runs up to 4.8Gbit/s: ten times faster. It' …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2009
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Seagate thinks about going private (again)

Seagate is talking with private equity firms about going private for the second time. Why? The company is the leader by revenue in the hard disk drive (HDD) market - although Western Digital overtook it in unit shipments earlier this year. One suggestion is that Seagate must rationalise its supply chain as it responds to …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2010

Drive suppliers hit capacity increase difficulties

Hard disk drive suppliers are looking to add platters to increase capacity because of the expensive and difficult transition to next-generation recording technology. There are two candidates to replace the current Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology. The first is Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and the …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2010