Western Digital

Hard drive maker Western Digital has its eyes on the solid-state drive (SSD) market when there is an "appropriate opportunity".

Western Digital is not ruling out any opportunity to enter the solid-state drive (SSD) market.

The world's No. 2 hard drive maker recently told The Register that it plans to foray into the SSD market when there is an "appropriate opportunity".

Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Western Digital was founded in 1970 and started making hard-disk drives in 1988. Its products can now be found in an array of machines, including desktops, notebooks and handheld devices, as well as enterprise storage.

The American storage giant has a workforce of some 72,750 employees around the world.

For its first fiscal quarter ended Sep. 26, Western Digital reported that profit tripled year-on-year, earning US$211 million from US$69 million. Meanwhile, revenue in the most recent quarter increased by 19 percent to US$2.11 billion from US$1.77 billion a year earlier.


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