Western Digital: More and more PCs use SSD instead of HDD

Western Digital: More and more PCs use SSD instead of HDD

For many years, hard drive manufacturers say that SSDs are too expensive for mass computers. Despite the great compared to the price of hard drives, SSD become so popular that chapter of Western Digital this week had to admit the obvious: more and more PCs use NAND flash-drives instead of hard drives.

“We must recognize the fact that an increasing number of client PCs use SSDs instead of magnetic” – said Steve Milligan (Steve Milligan), executive director of Western Digital, in a conference call with investors and financial analysts. “As a result, we see that the market for hard drives will grow slower than the PC market”.

The trend of using client PCs SSDs this year will have a serious impact on the market hard drives. WD expects the supply of hard drives will grow this year even a slight increase in the PC market for several reasons. Firstly, many laptops will go this year to use SSD. Second, virtually all gaming and high-end PCs will use the SSD as a boot drive. Earlier, laptops, gaming systems and workstations using high-performance hard drives.

Interestingly, earlier this month reported that Western Digital is going to start buying SSD-controller company JMicron. As expected, the controllers for SSDs will be used for low-cost client NAND flash-drives, which will help increase revenue Western Digital this year.

Western Digital: More and more PCs use SSD instead of HDD

This week, Western Digital reported for the second quarter of 2015 fiscal year, which ended on the second of January 2015. WD Revenue was $ 3.9 billion, and net profit – $ 460 million. The division WD, which manufactures solid-state drives (including SSD HGST for the corporate market ), generated $ 187 million, which is 20% higher than in the same period a year earlier, but less than the growth of the SSD market all classes.

It is quite obvious that, Seagate and Western Digital is necessary as soon as possible to enter the market of client SSD, to compensate for the slowdown, or even fall, demand for hard drives. For some unknown reason, so far none of the leading manufacturers of HDD and did not produce mass NAND flash-drives.

Western Digital: More and more PCs use SSD instead of HDD updated: February 2, 2015 author: John Malkovich