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Hard Drive Shipments Rebound to Record Level in 2012September 27, 2012A year after the Thailand flooding disaster partially derailed production, the global hard disk drive (HDD) industry has fully recovered, with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year, driven by the enterprise market as well as the arrival of the Windows 8 operating system.
HDD shipments in 2012 for the overall computer market, including PCs, are forecast to reach 524.0 million units, up 4.3 percent from 502.5 million units last year, according to an IHS iSuppli Storage Space Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Thailand Flooding Helps Seagate Move into First Place in Hard Drive Market in Fourth QuarterFebruary 29, 2012Seagate Technology LLC recaptured the lead in hard disk drive (HDD) shipments during the fourth quarter of 2011, ousting Western Digital Corp., which suffered heavy losses in the devastating Thailand floods last year.
In the final quarter of 2011, Seagate shipped 46.9 million HDD units worldwide, compared to 28.5 million for archrival Western Digital, according to an IHS iSuppli Storage Space Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Seagate Nabs Top Spot Again in Hard Disk Drive Shipments for Q4Unscathed by Thailand ﬂoods, Seagate overtakes former leader Western DigitalFebruary 27, 2012Seagate Technology recaptured the lead in hard disk drive (HDD) shipments during the fourth quarter of 2011, ousting Western Digital Corp. after seven quarters at the top, following heavy losses by the former market leader in the devastating Thailand ﬂoods last year, according to an IHS iSuppli Storage Space brief from information and analysis provider IHS.