Seagate Reenters Mobile Drive Market
Just a month after announcing that it would ship 2.5-inch drives for the enterprise market, Seagate Technologies this week announced that the company will reenter the mobile hard drive market.Just a month after announcing that the company would ship 2.5-inch drives for the enterprise market, Seagate Technologies said Monday that it would reenter the mobile hard drive market. Seagate, the worlds largest drive maker, is already shipping its "Momentus" line of 2.5-inch hard drives to notebook customers, according to Mark Walker, a product marketing manager for Seagate. Although no OEM has formally acknowledged using the drives, Seagate has secured OEM customers for the drive, Seagate officials said. Although Seagates announcement to reenter the 2.5-inch disk drive market comes a month after the company announced its intention to develop a line of 2.5-inch drives for the enterprise market, Walker said the two decisions were made independently of one another. Seagate stopped producing its Marathon mobile drives in 1998.
"We actually dont feel that theres any more perfect of a time to get into the notebook market than now," Walker said.