There can't be "that" many DOA mobos

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Re: There can't be "that" many DOA mobos

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:18 pm

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Ryu Connor wrote:In my experience, usually once a drive starts to develop bad sectors the problem snowballs.


I always told my customers that bad sectors were like chicken pox --if you saw one, you were bound to see more eventually.

Fortunately, the worst drive manufacturers are history. Anyone remember JTS? Or going back further, Kalok, whose designs went to JTS (shudder)?

Think of all the HDD vendors gone. Micropolis (miss them a little). Miniscribe (there's a blast from the past). Conner Peripherals. Quantum. Maxtor. Excelstor (though they were pretty small). Fujitsu (tranferred to Toshiba, I hadn't realized that, but figured that they'd eventually fold that one up). WD has bought Hitachi's drive division (bought from IBM), so who knows for how much longer we'll see them.

And heaven help us if Seagate acquires Samsung's HDD division. I didn't realize it, but it appears that is the intention and looks like a done deal.

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Re: There can't be "that" many DOA mobos

Postposted on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:20 am

LoneWolf15 wrote:Think of all the HDD vendors gone. Micropolis (miss them a little). Miniscribe (there's a blast from the past). Conner Peripherals. Quantum. Maxtor.

IIRC Conner and Quantum were both acquired by Maxtor before Maxtor was acquired by Seagate...
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Re: There can't be "that" many DOA mobos

Postposted on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:19 am

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LoneWolf15 wrote:Think of all the HDD vendors gone. Micropolis (miss them a little). Miniscribe (there's a blast from the past). Conner Peripherals. Quantum. Maxtor.

IIRC Conner and Quantum were both acquired by Maxtor before Maxtor was acquired by Seagate...


Quantum was. I'm trying to remember if Seagate acquired Conner directly, or if Maxtor got them, then Seagate got Maxtor.

EDIT: I checked; Seagate bought Conner directly. I thought I remembered seeing some Conner designs with Seagate's name stamped on them prior to those lines being discontinued.
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Re: There can't be "that" many DOA mobos

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