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Hard drive market set to decline significantly in 2013

Hard drive market set to decline significantly in 2013

Market research firm iSuppli recently reported that revenue in the hard drive market is expected to decline in double-digit percentage during 2013. The research firm says that the decline of the hard drive market is thanks to significant increases in the number of tablets, smartphones, and SSDs that have been chipping away at the market share for the traditional hard drive. iSuppli predicts that revenue will decline to $32.7 billion for 2013.

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Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

2012 was a difficult year for hard drive makers after flooding in Thailand seriously impacted hard drive availability. With hard drives in short supply, prices went up which meant hard drives and SSDs were closer together in price giving a boost to SSD sales. It took several months for hard drive supplies return to pre-flooding levels, but the damage had been done to many in the hard drive industry.

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Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Western Digital has produced 2.5-inch hard drives capable of 10,000 RPM speeds in the past, but capacities have often been limited. Toshiba is hoping to push ahead in the quest for fast speeds and roomy drives with the introduction of a 900GB hard drive with a 10,500RPM spin speed. That’s not the only capacity available either, with 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB versions also up for grabs.

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Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

With the massive flooding in Thailand last year, the hard drive market took a beating with many of the major players in the industry having to shut down assembly lines and shift production to other countries. Seagate was banking on growing business significantly due to competitors having significantly reduced production. That hasn't worked as expected as the market has recovered quicker than expected.

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