Looks like the old adage — backup, backup, backup — still applies, no matter how big you are. Seagate,
the world's largest hard-drive maker, is getting some extra storage space with one touch by picking up rival Maxtor for
$1.9 billion. The merged company will operate under the Seagate name, and will presumably have a somewhat longer MTBF
than the two companies would have had on their own.