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Seagate Technology — Sigate technology) is an American company, the only manufacturer specializing in the production of hard drives and storage solutions. Founded in 1979 in Dublin as Shugart Technology. Executive offices are located in Cupertino, California, research center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The company officially appeared on November 1, 1979. The name Shugart Technology was soon changed to Seagate Technology to avoid confusion with Shugart Associates. The first product of the company was a 5-megabyte hard drive ST-506 (1980).
Phineas Connor left the company in 1985 and founded his own business for the production of discs for wearable computers — Conner Peripherals; in 1996, Conner Peripherals was absorbed by Seagate Technology. In 1989, Seagate acquired the disk division of Control Data Corporation with access to server-side storage technologies.
In November 1992, the company began mass production of hard drives under the brand name Barracuda, the first drives on the market with a spindle speed of 7200 vol./min By may next year was sold its 50 millionth disk Barracuda. By April 1999, 250 million Seagate hard drives had been sold. In February 2000, the company announced hard drives with a spindle speed of 15,000 volts./ min; by March 2005, 10 million had been sold.
Forbes chose Seagate as the company of the year in 2006. In may 2006, the company absorbed Maxtor Corporation, including subsidiaries of MiniScribe, Quantum Corporation and the disc division of DEC.
In 2008, users ' trust in the company was seriously shaken after serious problems with Seagate 7200.11 hard drives and some others. Also this year, 29 years after the release of the first hard drive, the company released its billion-dollar hard drive.
From 2000 to April 2010, Seagate Technology was registered in the Cayman Islands.
In 2011, Seagate purchased the unit to Samsung for the production of hard drives.
In August 2012, Seagate Technology acquired a 64.5% stake in the French company LaCie for $ 186 million.), which produces peripheral devices.
In March 2013, the company released a two-billion-dollar hard drive.