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Western Digital, Seagate see PCs growing less important to revenues

Nov 5, 14:06

Hard disk drive (HDD) makers Western Digital and Seagate have announced their financial results for the third quarter and both makers are seeing their PC business revenue contributions...

Competition growing fierce for HDD makers

Western Digital announces acquisition of SanDisk

Oct 22, 14:54

Western Digital and SanDisk on October 21 announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk...

Western Digital, Seagate release new mobile HDDs

Jun 22, 12:23

Western Digital and Seagate have both released new mobile hard disk drive (HDD) products recently as demand has been rising rapidly. Western Digital has launched mobile HDDs with...

JMicron grabs SSD controller orders from Western Digital, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 21:43

Memory controller IC supplier JMicron Technology has grabbed orders for solid-state drives (SSD) from Western Digital (WD), as well as orders from memory module makers including Adata...

HGST pushing new technologies to enhance storage capability

Dec 30, 22:33

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has hosted a conference in Taipei, Taiwan, inviting its partners in the Greater China region to showcase...

Western Digital to set R&D center in Taiwan

Dec 24, 16:19

Western Digital has announced to establish an R&D center in Taiwan and expects Taiwan's talent and rich R&D experience to benefit its software development process.

Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales

Global storage market to reach US$38 billion in 2014, says Western Digital

Dec 18, 22:02

The global storage market, including HDD and enterprise SSD devices, is expected to grow from around US$36 billion in 2013 to US$38 billion in 2014 and further to US$42 billion in...

Western Digital sees opportunities in enterprise storage

HDD vendors promoting ultra-slim models

Mar 28, 11:07

HDD vendors have been promoting 5mm ultra-slim HDDs for ultrabooks, 2-in-1 devices and above 10-inch tablets, with Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo expected to be initial adopters...

Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand

Mar 25, 14:42

Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market,...

Western Digital pushing new hybrid drive technology to niche markets

Nov 25, 21:26

Western Digital has developed a new hybrid drive technology, integrating an 120GB solid state drive (SSD) and an 1TB hard disc drive (HDD) into a 2.5-inch hard drive. The company...

Western Digital expects new acquisition to benefit SSD business

Oct 25, 12:16

Western Digital has recently completed the acquisition of server flash memory maker Virident Systems, spending US$685 million. The acquisition is expected to help strengthen the hard...

Taiwan market: Western Digital opens customer service center

Sep 30, 21:54

Western Digital has announced the establishment of its first customer service center in Taiwan, aiming to help consumers get their after-sales services as soon as possible.

Helium-filled hard drives could lift Western Digital above competition in enterprise market, says IHS

Jan 4, 11:04

Western Digital's upcoming line of high-efficiency and super-capacity helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD) could elevate the company to the top of the enterprise HDD space, according...

Western Digital expected to turn conservative about HDD shipments in 4Q12

Oct 29, 22:44

With hard disc drive (HDD) maker Western Digital has recently announced its latest financial report with a shipment drop, sources from the HDD-related industry expect the company...

WD expected to start production of 5mm HDDs at end of 2012, say Taiwan makers

Sep 20, 01:00

Western Digital (WD) has unveiled 5mm-thick hard disk drives (HDDs) and hybrid HDDs and originally planned to begin volume production in early 2013, but due to positive response from...

Western Digital shakes off Thailand flood impact, retakes HDD market lead in 2Q12, says IHS

Aug 29, 16:50

Six months after losing the top spot in the global hard disk drive (HDD) segment due to the flooding disaster in Thailand, Western Digital in the second quarter recovered its market...

High prices generate record revenues for HDD market in 1Q12, says IHS

Jun 13, 16:38

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry surged to record revenues in the first quarter, thanks to higher average selling prices that compensated for the wreckage and loss in shipments...

HDD industry to be dominated by Western Digital, Seagate

Dec 21, 16:23

In the wake of Seagate's completion of acquisition of Samsung Electronics' hard disc drive (HDD) business, industry observers believe the HDD industry will be dominated by Western...

Western Digital to set up SSD R&D center in Taiwan

Dec 8, 01:40

Western Digital is set to establish an R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, focusing on solid state drives (SSD) and will recruit about 50 engineers from Taiwan, according to the com...

Michael Hajeck, Western Digital senior vice president and general manager of SSD business unit

Seagate, Western Digital to see supply gap to drop significantly in 1Q12

Dec 6, 01:40

Hard drive supply volumes in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to increase from 110-120 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 140 million units, helping to reduce the...

Hard disc drive

PC ODMs may be forced to stop production due to HDD shortages

Nov 4, 15:31

Some PC ODMs may be forced to stop production beginning November due to hard disk drive (HDD) shortages, according to industry sources. Global HDD supply in the fourth quarter is...

Western Digital and Samsung will not supply hard drives to Taiwan channels in November

Nov 3, 01:10

As floods in Thailand have seriously impacted the hard drive supply chain, Western Digital recently notified its distributors in Taiwan that the company will not distribute any hard...

Global HDD shortages to peak in 1Q12

Nov 2, 16:00

Hard disk drive shortages are expected to peak in the first quarter of 2012, and the global supply chain will resume normal production the following quarter at the earliest, according...

Firms raise external HDD prices

Oct 26, 15:17

Companies have recently raised prices for their external hard drives by 10-20%, amid speculation that recent flooding in Thailand might cause tight supply for HDDs and related components,...

Seagate expected to be global largest HDD supplier in 4Q11 due to Thailand flooding, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:19

Seagate Technology has downward adjusted its global shipment forecast for the fourth quarter of 2011 from 55 million hard disk drives to 40-50 million units because its production...

Prices for 2.5-inch HDDs rise by 5-10% due to Thailand flooding

Oct 21, 16:42

The serious flooding in Thailand has forced hard disk drive (HDD) assembly and HDD component factories in the area to stop production and consequently a global shortage of HDDs is...

HDD prices to rise in November due to flooding in Thailand

Oct 19, 01:20

International suppliers of hard disk drives (HDDs) are expected to raise prices as component costs will rise and demand from PC ODM/OEM makers has significantly increased due to the...

Thai flooding likely to constrain HDD supplies, says IHS

Oct 18, 10:00

Thailand has experienced its worst floods in more than 50 years, potentially leading to a shortage of HDD supplies during the current quarter that may last into the first quarter...

Seagate, WD update impact of Thai flooding

Oct 13, 11:02

Seagate Technology and Western Digital (WD), the two biggest companies in the global HDD market, have provided updates to their operations in Thailand in light of the current flooding...

HDD industry impacted by Thailand floods

Oct 13, 01:25

HDD players Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Toshiba have all been impacted by the floods in Thailand amid power shortages and a breakdown...

China rare earth export controls to increases hard drive prices by 5-10%

Aug 18, 01:35

The China government's export control policy for rare earth elements, a key material for hard drive's, will increase ASPs in the retail channel by 5-10% as hard drive makers are facing...

External hard drive shipments in 2011 unlikely to meet targets

Jul 28, 01:25

Players in the external hard drive industry originally expected to see more than 100% growth on year in 2011, but may not be able to achieve growth as strong as expected due to serious...

Global hard drive shipments to grow 15-20% sequentially in 3Q11, estimates Min Aik

Jun 14, 01:30

Taiwan-based hard drive component maker Min Aik Technology, calculated from its orders, has estimated that global hard drive shipments will grow 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter...

Commentary: HDD market consolidates as players keep their eyes on the cloud

Jun 3, 15:51

The year 2011 has been a volatile one for the hard drive disk (HDD) industry. With Western Digital having bought Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) for US$4.3 billion and...

Hard drive industry to continue facing shortage in May

May 10, 01:35

Japan's earthquake in March has significantly impacted the supply status of the hard drive industry and the effect is expected to persist in May with two of the top-5 makers - Western...

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    Western Digital 3.5-inch 4TB Red hard drive

    Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives specifically designed for home and small office network attached storage (NAS) systems with one-...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Toshiba 3TB 3.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of a family of advanced 3.5-inch HDDs that bring multi-terabyte capacities to the consumer space. Volume shipments of the drives, produced with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

  • WD+SiliconEdge+Blue%3Cbr%3E

    WD SiliconEdge Blue

    Western Digital (WD) has announced shipping its first consumer-oriented SSD with the new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family. WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs, in capacities up to 256GB,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 8.

  • The+250GB+Western+Digital+Scorpio+2%2E5%2Dinch+Serial+ATA+%28SATA%29+hard+drive

    The 250GB Western Digital Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive

    Western Digital (WD) announced it is now shipping its 250GB Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The WD Scorpio features WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology, which...

    Photo: Company, May 23.

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