Seagate CEO Bill Watkins will probably be known as the most brutally honest hard drive executive in history. During a dinner conversation with Fortune’s senior editor Jeffrey O’Brien, Watkins said, “We’re building a product that helps people buy more crap – and watch porn.”
Of course, Watkins said what everyone knew all along, but it takes someone with guts to blurt it out.
Seagate is mainly know for their Barracuda line of drives, but the company also makes a variety of portable drives from the Pocket Hard Drives to the Mirra Personal Server. The company recently acquired competitor Maxtor and continues to sell Maxtor’s DiamondMax line of drives.