Seagate Sends You A "Mavericks Suck" Hard Drive

Reader Dan tells us:

“I received an order of three Seagate hard drives today, either someone in the Seagate factory has too much time on their hands, or Seagate has a “Mavericks Suck” model drive now.”

Well, well, well. I guess we know where Avery Johnson is working these days.

(Thanks, Dan!)


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  1. truth in advertising

  2. jessemoya says:

    Um, I think it would be interesting to learn where these are coming from and where they were shipped to.

  3. pengie says:

    I chortled.

  4. Toof_75_75 says:

    Well played, bored factory worker…

  5. chucklebuck says:

    Aw man, at least Avery taught them about a little known concept in Mavericks basketball called “defense”.

  6. hi says:

    I’m gonna be the nice guy and say it was probably put there while training someone how to use the computer to print out the stickers with the bar codes. The stickers probably got passed down the line where it got applied to the drive without anyone noticing.

  7. rmz says:

    I know that I would laugh if I saw that on one of my drives.

    Now, hopefully he doesn’t need to RMA it…

  8. zentex says:

    @Dooley: lol

  9. Buran says:

    Sorry, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full.

  10. Jim says:

    Good luck using the warranty on that one.

    “What’s the serial number of the drive please?”

  11. Well, at least it wasn’t political paraphernalia….. still is very amusing!

  12. EvilConservative says:

    Assuming it is real, it is replacing the model and description, not the Serial number. Still amusing.

  13. Brie says:

    @jessemoya: Seagate is headquartered outside of San Jose, California which is part of the fan base of the Golden State Warriors who, back in the 2007 NBA playoffs, famously upset the… (what, I’m the only Bay Area sports fan here right now?)

    OTOH, if the drive was shipped from Malaysia or something, never mind.

  14. tmed says:

    Just enough time on his hands, I’d say

  15. BuddyGuyMontag says:

    @MissedTheExit: Malaysia? I think you may be forgetting about the Mavericks’ cross-state rivals, then?

  16. Zanorfes says:

    I thought they were referring to the surf spot near Half Moon Bay.

  17. Geekybiker says:

    Probably some employee screwing with the bar coder similar to those “comments” we sometimes see on restaurant reciepts.

  18. Fadamor says:

    Well this one is setting off my “BS Alert” big time. The bar codes are used to quickly log stock in and out of the warehouse. Whoever was scanning the stock prior to shipment would have noticed the different identifier code (which is probably just “Mavericks Suck” in barcode font).

    The Mavericks barcode is clearly different from the other two and the label isn’t even completely attached to the ESD bag.

  19. firesign says:

    @Fadamor: geezuz, lighten up. who cares? it’s funny.

  20. lightaugust says:

    Nice to know Iceman found gainful employment.

  21. MayorBee says:

    “Yankees suck, Knicks suck, Jets suck…Krypton sucks.”

  22. b01000100 says:


    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

    Of course the barcodes are different. That is an evil ploy by barcode companies to make all barcodes different. Those evil bastards.

  23. Brie says:

    @BuddyGuyMontag: What I meant was that this could have been a really cool, really funny joke by some bored Seagate employee/NBA fan, whether in the Golden State, Texas or whatnot.


    it was completely random.

    Or maybe the guy who made the sticker doesn’t like the $10,000 gym by that name.

  24. chrispiss says:

    That is hilarious!

  25. Suttin says:
  26. Juggernaut says:

    Seagates latest hard drive is “Eight Belles is dead”

  27. dugn says:

    Glad to see a humorous, fun thread about a screw-up like this. Farr better than the ‘off with their heads’ rants of late…

  28. gotroot801 says:

    Something tells me Mark Cuban won’t be buying Seagate drives any time soon…

  29. matto says:

    Great, now Mark Cuban is going to buy Seagate just to spite them.

  30. WNW says:

    Better then “Help! I’m trapped in a hard drive factory!!!”

  31. trujunglist says:

    Fake. I’m not sure why someone would take the trouble to do it, but I guess there’s a reason for everything.

  32. Peteski says:

    weird. probably fake – because my hard drive came with a “Celtics Are Overrated” sticker.

  33. BuddyGuyMontag says:

    @MissedTheExit: My joke was, if the drive was built in Malaysia, the “Mavericks Suck” would have been done by a disgruntled Yao Ming fan, who would root for… the Houston Rockets. Hence Maverick suckage.

  34. donkeyjote says:

    @Fadamor: If you bothered to look at the other two drives, you would see that their stickers arn’t completely attached to te esd bags either. ESPECIALLY the one in the middle.

  35. Moosehawk says:

    @jessemoya: For instance, I go to school at Mankato State University. Our mascot is the Mavericks. Made me wonder if they were sent here?

  36. Torley says:

    This is amusing, but it would’ve been even funnier if you bought a product with a Mail-In Rebate and noticed the UPC said something awkwardly suspect.

  37. jennieblue22 says:

    @BuddyGuyMontag: As a die-hard Mavs fan, I know that too many of the die-hard other sports fans like to attack the Mavs… you’ve got to give credit to LAST YEAR’S Golden State team for beating the COACH (note that I didn’t say players – it was a failed coaching plan that got the Mavs in trouble after a picture-perfect 67-win season)… too bad they couldn’t have followed up with another trip to the playoffs… ;-D Well Avery Johnson is gone now, and Dirk Nowitzki said it best: Dallas loved him but changes needed to be made. He had to go. Now maybe we’ll get a coach who can help out Dirk and get something useful out of Jason Kidd….

    Seriously, though. This wasn’t a smart thing to do… although, even as a Mavs fan, it is a bit amusing… although it may be funnier if they replaced “Mavericks” with “Spurs” :-D

  38. BugMeNot2 says:

    “Seagate Sends You A ‘Mavericks Suck’ Hard Drive”

    Huh? I didn’t get one..

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  40. elephantattack says:

    Shophack maybe?

  41. P_Smith says:

    At least this one from a few years ago wasn’t a fake:


    And is damn funny.

  42. sycophant says:

    That just seems really improbable. I’ve bought quite a few hard drives recently, all have barcode stickers, and my shipping invoice from the supplier lists serial number and model of each drive.

    In this case the Mavericks Suck drive has a Code 128 barcode that also reads mavericks suck, which I would assume would throw up errors in the inventory management software. If not at the distributor, then surely at the factory?

  43. IrisMR says:

    I love it when they pull silliness like that.

  44. coopjust says:

    Seagate’s repair center is located in McAllen, Texas, run by Jabil Circuit (the same company and address does Xbox 360 servicing- MS is Door 18, I don’t know which Door Seagate is)
    5700 S International Parkway
    McAllen, TX 78503

  45. gomakemeasandwich says:

    Well they’re not exactly wrong, are they?

  46. CrazyPheel says:

    @jennieblue22: As someone that’s lived in Dallas the past 10 years (not a Mavs fan), Mavericks will never will with Dirk being the focal point of the team. He lacks the grapes to do it…Whoa, for a second I thought I was on there. What were we talking about again?

  47. CrazyPheel says:

    Sorry, should’ve been “win” not the second “will”

  48. chartrule says:

    that’s funny