Analyst echoes HDD industry's Thailand flood concerns



Analyst echoes HDD industry’s Thailand flood concerns.

[newsimage][/newsimage]Market researchers at IHS iSuppli have agreed with recent comments from Seagate and Western Digital that flooding in Thailand will impact their HDD shipment figures this quarter. Fang Zhang, a storage analyst at IHS, went so far as to one-up that prediction, claiming across-the-board production constraints will be seen through 2011. As a result, the firm plans to lower its own global HDD shipment forecast for the fourth quarter, said Zhang.

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