X

PCs, which use flash memory for extended storage is expected to hurt sales of hard-disk-drive (HDD) shipments research Company iSuppli claim.

PCs, which use flash memory for extended storage is expected to hurt sales of hard-disk-drive (HDD) shipments research Company iSuppli claim.

The research Company said that 2011 first-quarter shipments will dip 4 percent to 160.9 million units worldwide, from 167.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The report specifically cited falling interest in netbooks and other devices that use HDDs due to the tablet PC’s increasing popularity as being behind the drop, calling the trend “a major threat to HDD demand.”

Western Digital maintained its spot as the top global shipper of HDDs, sending out 52.2 million units during the fourth quarter of 2010. Seagate came in second, shipping 48.9 million units, despite losing some share to Hitachi Global Storage, which shipped 30.3 million units during the quarter.

iSuppli also noted that average selling prices for HDDs fell during the fourth quarter, possibly due to a glut in the market. This trend is likely to continue this year, the company said.

TAX TIME 2024 Banner 728x90px Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
Leaderboard 728x90 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
728x90 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
hitachi banner 728x90 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
Uniden PRO 2k 728 x 90 Option 2 2x Retina Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
240215 SAV R Volution CNewsFeb Leaderboard 1 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
Haier 728x90 1 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
3sixT GS24 EDM 728 x 90 px 02 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
BEL2385 4SQ Dock Banners 4SQ 728x90 Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales
4SquareMedia 728x90 scaled Flash Memory Hurting Dard Drive Sales


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE