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Technology Stocks : Western Digital (WDC) -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: Brazilian Investor who wrote (11032)7/23/2010 2:36:28 PM
From: Cheeky Kid  Respond to of 11057
Samsung is a big player in the HDD market too. I don't know what the best drive is, they are all prone to failure. Anything with that many moving parts is going to die one day. Over the past 25 years I had 8 hard drives fail on me, all brands.

Hard Drives

To: Brazilian Investor who wrote (11032)7/24/2010 10:47:48 PM
From: Mark O. Halverson  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 11057
Nice to see someone on the board, after two plus years of no posts. Western Digital is incredibly cash rich and doing extremely well at present. Unfortunately, even with record earnings and revenues, the numbers fell short of expectations, so naturally the stock was pummeled. There seems to be a mindset around that solid state will take over from hard disk storage, rendering disk storage obsolete. I don't buy it. There's ample need for both types. Solid state will keep encroaching re server market and for rapid PC boot up. But for video, movies and other mass storage it won't replace the hard disk for a long, long time, if ever. Once all this is realized I think WDC will bounce back strongly. By the way,I'm long on WDC, STX, SNDK and MU.