During the first quarter of 2010, Western Digital moved a record 51.1 million hard drives, and that 3.2% boost was enough to surpass Seagate's 50.3 million shipments and 0.8% sequential increase. Research outfit iSuppli believes Western Digital might lose revenue with its "low-cost model," but that approach will aid the company in its quest to gain more business and remain perched above Seagate.
Meanwhile, Hitachi clinched third place, growing 13.9% – the strongest among the top 5 HDD makers. Toshiba/Fujitsu and Samsung claimed the fourth and fifth spots, both selling less units than the previous quarter.
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