It is likely that in the near future Samsung sells its hard drive division. This desire of the conglomerate is reported The Wall Street Journal. The likely buyer is Seagate.
The reason is called a drop in demand for hard drives. Increasingly, laptop and netbook users are opting for SSDs, which, although they have a much smaller volume at a similar cost, have a number of undoubted advantages, such as speed, resistance to mechanical stress and reduced power consumption. As for large volumes, not everyone needs them.
Does not add popularity to hard drives and mass fashion for "tablets". As for desktops, this type of computer is generally gradually dying off.
Of course, it's too early to talk about the final departure of hard drives. However, they are gradually moving towards specialized equipment, the number of players on the market is declining.
Unit cost Samsung, according to preliminary estimates, may be 1-15 billion US dollars. However, The Wall Street Journal believes that the company will agree to a smaller amount. After all, the division is already becoming unprofitable and you need to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Samsung и Seagate So far, there has been no comment on this statement.