748 mln hard drive devices to ship in 2010

HDD worldwide shipments will increase from 380 mln in 2005 to 748 mln in 2010, with the Consumer Electronic segment continuing to be one of the fastest growing applications for HDDs, In-Stat says. By 2010, approximately 38% of all HDDs shipped worldwide will go into CE devices. Video-capable MP3 players and Portable Media Players are expected to drive continued demand for small form factor HDDs. The Personal Video Recorder market is the largest CE application for HDDs today.