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We'd heard that Seagate was prepping its first solid state hard drives, but there was no plan for consumer-friendly products in that vein anytime soon because solid state drives cost far more to produce than the conventional variety. Recently, CEO Bill Watkins hinted that the company intends to over...

November 6th 2008 at 3:29am 0 Comments
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SSDs are the new heat, and while all sorts of upstarts have been cranking them out old-school drive manufacturer Seagate has mostly sat it out and made a lot of noise about patent lawsuits. The lawsuits aren't going away (obviously), but CEO Bill Watkins told PC World yesterday that the company is f...

May 30th 2008 at 7:37am 0 Comments
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Finally man, a tech exec cuts through the heaps of banal press statements and glad-handing interviews to stand up and tell it like it is -- and boom, dude gets eaten alive. Yeah, we're talking about Bill Watkins, who was recently quoted as saying, "Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're...

December 23rd 2006 at 1:09pm 0 Comments