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Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Seagate 2Q17 Strength Highlights Mix Shift, but HDD Dependence Is a Strategic Challenge

Published: 25 January 2017

ID: G00325427

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


Seagate's strong 2Q17 margins highlight its shift toward business-critical HDDs and away from lower-margin PC HDDs, but its dependence on HDD revenue (82% of total) highlights a strategic challenge from the continuing impact of SSDs. In contrast, Western Digital is exposed to both HDDs and SSDs.

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