Seagate to Cease Production of 7200rpm Mobile Hard Drives This Year.

Seagate to Focus on Solid-State Hybrid Drives for Performance-Demanding Mobile Apps

Seagate Technology, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hard disk drives, plans to cease production of mobile hard drives with 7200rpm spindle speed late this year as the mainstream market demand will shift to different products, such as solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs). The company will continue to offer 5400rpm HDDs for value notebooks.

“We are going stop building our notebook 7200rpm hard disk drives at the end of 2013,” said David Burks, director of marketing and product management at Seagate Technology, ...

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