Seagate Becomes the First Hard Drive Maker to Reach Two Billion HDDs Shipped
March 12, 2013 9:13 AM
comment(s) - last by
Seagate looks forward to crossing the three billion threshold
Seagate has reached an impressive milestone today with the announcement that it has become the first hard drive maker to ship 2 billion HDDs. Seagate says that the impressive number has been fueled by significant demand for storage on mobile devices, for cloud infrastructures, social media companies, business applications, and a number of consumer markets.
Seagate says it took 29 years for it to reach 1 billion units shipped, but only four years to ship its second billion hard drives.
“This is truly an impressive accomplishment and I am proud to lead this company as we celebrate this success,” said Steve Luczo, president, CEO and chairman of Seagate. This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride continue to be the fabric of this company.”
Digital content demand (driven by sites like YouTube) is one of the key areas that is constantly pushing the growth of the hard drive market. Seagate says that the demand for storage for user-generated content is expected to quadruple between 2013 and 2015. That means the next 1 billion drives is likely to come even faster than the four years it took Seagate to reach its second 1 billion drives shipped.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Two billion shipped... One billion DOA
3/12/2013 2:57:50 PM
Storage Review has been running a HDD reliability survey for 15 years now. You need to submit a data point (make and model of your HDD, how long it's been working, or how long it worked until it died) before you can browse the database.
Unfortunately I don't remember my login so I can't see how up to date it is. But based on browsing it in previous years, there's actually very little correlation between manufacturer and reliability. The stronger correlation is actually with model and reliability. It seems the way a particular drive model is manufactured is what makes it a lemon or a tank.
RE: Two billion shipped... One billion DOA
3/12/2013 3:44:35 PM
I had a bunch of death-star hitachi drives back in the day....big capacity (20GB, 40GB, 60GB), 7200rpm (which was fairly new), and great performance... except for when you turnd on the PC and heard... *click* *click* *click* *CLUNK* and repeat....
probably went through 6 drives at home... even to this day Hitachi drives makes me nervous despite not having a failure since.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
ZOTAC Announces Diminutive ZBOX PI320 pico
August 27, 2014, 9:00 AM
Quick Note: QNAP Announces $129 QGenie 7-in-1 NAS for Mobile Users
July 14, 2014, 9:32 AM
Apple Launches 21.5” iMac with 1.4GHz Core i5 Processor Priced at $1,099
June 18, 2014, 8:07 AM
Lowe's "Holoroom" Brings Holodeck, Home Improvement Dreams Closer to Reality
June 13, 2014, 9:06 AM
Intel to Broaden Market for Fanless Tablets, Ultrabooks with 14nm Intel Core M
June 3, 2014, 10:42 AM
ZOTAC Announces Four New Silent ZBOX Mini-PCs
June 2, 2014, 9:21 AM
Most Popular Articles
HTC Preps Nexus 9 With Nvidia K1 64-Bit "Denver" SoC, Android L Onboard
September 10, 2014, 10:21 PM
Dell Announces "World's Thinnest" Tablet: The Venue 8 7000 Series
September 11, 2014, 8:51 AM
Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Roll In
September 16, 2014, 9:13 PM
Samsung Calls Out “Copycat” Apple for 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus in New Ads
September 14, 2014, 11:06 PM
Confirmed: Next Generation of Windows to Be Announced on September 30
September 15, 2014, 4:43 PM
Latest Blog Posts
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information