Seagate To Strike At SSD Manufacturers?

"Seagate is looking to put SSD manufacturers through some serious legal work with their patent claim"

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Seagate To Strike At SSD Manufacturers?
 
Despite the fact that Seagate CEO Bill Watkins doesn't believe solid state drives will be the way to go, the company has taken steps to take the market for their own should it take off.  It seems that Seagate holds a number of patents that deal with the drive's interface with the computer.  Watkins has said that many SSD makers have already violated these patents, naming Samsung and Intel specifically.  With rapidly dropping prices making SSD a more and more viable option, we may see Watkins make a move soon.
 
Will Seagate's patent claims hold up in the seemingly inevitable lawsuits?
 
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23-03-2008, 14:11:21

Dav0s

All the trial software, games and useless Sony applications could be removed, freeing up hard drive space, and more importantly, not using vital resources to run them. Sounds fantastic doesn't it? Only one problem, Sony had to cheek to charge $50 to make your computer run how it should!



Read about it Here

23-03-2008, 14:24:28

ionicle
looks good

i wish acer would take a page out of their book

and packard bell :p

23-03-2008, 14:28:56

Kempez
Damn straight they should provide this for free
If only Dell did too

23-03-2008, 14:30:36

Dav0s
yeah, i think its terrible. they are basically preying on the computer illiterate who will no doubt click "yes i would like to buy the full version of this [utterly useless pointless] software".

maybe if they didnt bloat the operating systems then then some enthusiasts would choose to buy systems for their friends/families instead of building systems for them.
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