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  • ViRGE - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - link

    This could definitely be interesting. LaCie makes very nice products (both in terms of functionality and quality), but they're also a bit of a niche company. If Seagate can bring that quality down to mainstream products, that would be fantastic. Reply
  • Denithor - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - link

    Unfortunately I think that Seagate *will* "bring that quality down" and not in the direction you mean. Generally when a commodity company buys a niche company they basically go in and reduce the quality to their own level. All in the name of efficiency, of course. Reply
  • Coup27 - Sunday, May 27, 2012 - link

    I agree with this. There's many examples of large companies buying niche companies and then distroying them by turning them into everyday fodder and I fear this will be another example. Reply
  • bunnyfubbles - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - link

    At least it looks to me that Seagate made this move to help prepare for the inevitable doom of the HDD. Reply
  • nomagic - Friday, May 25, 2012 - link

    No. HDD is here to stay. I don't see HDD being phased out for a long long time. Reply
  • bigboxes - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - link

    That's funny. I was just telling my wife yesterday what horrible quality LaCie products are. I'm disappointed that Seagate is acquiring them. I can see the upside though. However, I'd rather hear the news that Seagate has jumped into the SDD arena by purchasing a competitor. Reply
  • Pessimism - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - link

    I equate LaCie with astronomically overpriced Mac peripherals. Since Apple now goes out of their way to cripple any sort of non Apple-branded peripheral I see no reason for them to continue to exist. Reply
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