Friday, March 28, 2014

Shipments of Disk Drives Declines in 5% in 2013

I refer to this article Shipments of Disk Drives Decline 5% in 2013 from . According to the article,

A near-doubling of the market for SSDs in 2013 was unable to help the computer-related storage industry last year, which slid 5% in shipments because of continuing contractions in the hard-disk drive and optical disk drive segments, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

(Source: IHS Technology, January 2014)'

HDD down but not out
In the HDD segment, the rise of smartphones and tablets has dented the once-powerful appeal of computers, impacting HDD volume. The losses are especially apparent in the so-called client PC market-the consumer side of the PC business.

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