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Intel Data Storage The Almighty Buck Hardware

Intel Revenue Dives $1bn On Hard Disk Shortage 198

Posted by samzenpus
from the disks-must-flow dept.
nk497 writes "The hard disk shortage caused by the flooding in Thailand will cost Intel $1 billion in lost revenue, the company said. It had initially predicted revenue of $14.7bn this quarter, but that will now be $13.7bn, it said. 'Sales of personal computers are expected to be up sequentially in the fourth quarter,' Intel said. 'However, the worldwide PC supply chain is reducing inventories and microprocessor purchases as a result of hard disk drive supply shortages.'"
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Intel Revenue Dives $1bn On Hard Disk Shortage

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  • Re:SSD (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12, 2011 @02:30PM (#38345448)

    I just purchased one. I was planning on buying a HDD until prices went up. Then saw a deal on an Intel 320 series 120gb that seemed decent, plus I'd been wanting to try one. They were running a nice rebate not long ago. I haven't regretted it (yet), and I've noticed a major difference in boot time.

  • Re:SSD (Score:4, Informative)

    by Grishnakh (216268) on Monday December 12, 2011 @02:45PM (#38345662)

    Exactly. Plus, streamed movies have crap quality because of the extreme compression used. For many things, it's sufficient, but if you want to watch BBC's Life movies, for instance, it's definitely not.

  • by Shatrat (855151) on Monday December 12, 2011 @02:46PM (#38345676)
    Intel does not sell computers. They sell processors to people who sell computers. Those people can't built computers without hard drives, so they are buying fewer processors. Not that hard to figure out.

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