Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 17:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Seagate this morning announced plans to acquire LaCie, a Paris-based producer of consumer data storage devices, for at least $186 million. Seagate said it has agreed to buy a 64.5% stake in LaCie held by Philippe Spruch, the company's chairman and CEO. On completion of that transaction, Seagate intends to made an all-cash tender offer for the rest of LaCie's shares."
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cyrilleberger
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2006-02-01

Why do you assume it's automatically a loss?


Well for me, Seagate is a hard drive brand that produces hard drive that makes scratching sound and breaks, while Lacie produce reliable external hard drive. So based on my experience, I will assume that there is a high change of a loss. Unless they keep Lacie as a separate business units, but that seems unlikely.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

We have just three HDD manufacturers for some time now - Seagate, WD, and Toshiba (the last one with more limited line of products; and probably at least less frequently used by LaCie, considering the sizes of their many drives).

It would be a bit surprising (but sure, possible) if LaCie doesn't source at least some HDDs from Seagate already. Plus, them being bought by Seagate could stem from some earlier relationship.
Did LaCie ever make actual drives, anyway?

And as far as personal anecdotes go - for me, Seagate is the manufacturer with by far the best track record...

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Well for me, Seagate is a hard drive brand that produces hard drive that makes scratching sound and breaks, while Lacie produce reliable external hard drive.


Lacie never made hard drives - they made enclosures, containing hard drives manufactured by others.

So if you're not happy with this, simply find out what brand of drives Lacie currently sell, and buy external drives containing that brand (or just get a decent enclosure that lets you plug in a standard SATA driver).

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