back to article Seagate and Western Digital neck-and-neck at the nearline drive-in

IDC has sent its analytical read-write heads skipping across the surface of the disk storage market and found Seagate shipped more drives than Western Digital in the third quarter. The analysts estimated 98.4 to 101.0 million drives were shipped in the quarter. Aaron Rakers, a Wells Fargo senior analyst, who has seen the …

  1. JJKing Silver badge


    So what is going on? An article a few months ago suggested that HDDs sales were tanking. Maybe those down numbers didn't account for the massive increase in capacity of the new units.

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill. Never in the field of hard drive manufacture has so much been stored by so many on so few.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: HUH?

      The numbers ARE tanking. It turns out NL-SAS drives are a tiny fraction of the overall market. 10k/15k RPM drives are shrinking rapidly, and that was historically where seagate and WD made all their money.

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