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Seagate – Samsung Swap Hard-Drive Assets – Profitable Cloudy Horizon
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Seagate – Samsung Swap Hard-Drive Assets – Profitable Cloudy Horizon

Since the recent consolidation of Seagate Technology PLC and Samsung Electronics Co. in a deal worth US$1.375 billion pieces of silver on Tuesday April 19th 2011AD, my thoughts have run the gamut of the imaginative. This of course, settled quite nicely, on comparisons of course to another similar consolidation. The deal gives Samsung Electronics Co a 10% stake in Seagate Technology PLC as it offloads it Mechanical Hard-Drive Business Unit on Samsung Electronics Co to focus on the coming of the more lucrative SSD (Solid State Drives) hungry market. Half cash, half stock, equity and a supply deal swap. Reminds me of the Debt and Equity swap between Digicel Group and America Movil, swapping Digicel Ecuador and Digicel El-Salvador operations in exchange for CLARO Jamaica! This is the We...
Seagate GoFlex Slim – the Anorexic External Hard Drive
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Seagate GoFlex Slim – the Anorexic External Hard Drive

The GoFlex Slim is being touted by Seagate as the "World's Slimmiest" hard drive. The 320 GB solid state external hard drive measures in at 4.91- x 3.07- x 0.35-inches and weighs only 0.4 pounds. Slimness it's not the only feature the GoFlex Slim boasts as it's USB 3.0 connectivity combined with the 7200RPM drive makes it quite the speedster - think of it as the Porsche Cayman of the hard drive world. The GoFlex Slim costs US$99.99 and is now available at most stores and includes backup software, encryption and syncing technology that is a must for external drives. It is compatible with Windows and Mac computers and as expected is ultra portable. It's interesting to see how the hard drive wars used to be fought on the capacity front but has now switched to who is the slimmest. One thin...