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These excerpts taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 20, 2008.
Mobile PC Market
 
The mobile PC market consists primarily of notebook computers. Individuals use notebook computers both in and away from homes and businesses. Like desktop computers, notebook computers use software applications for various needs and hard drives store notebook operating system and application software, and the data used by the applications.
 
We believe that the demand for hard drives in the mobile PC market has grown in part due to:
 
  •  the overall growth of notebook sales, including increased transition from desktop computers to notebook computers;
 
  •  the increased mobility of the workforce;


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  •  the increasing needs of businesses and individuals for increased storage capacity on their notebook computers;
 
  •  the continuing development of software applications to manage multimedia content; and
 
  •  the increasing use of broadband Internet, including content downloaded from the Internet onto notebook hard drives.
 
We expect the mobile PC market to continue to grow faster than the desktop or enterprise markets in the next three years. As the mobile PC market continues to evolve to a higher volume market, we believe customers are placing increased emphasis on attributes such as quality, availability, reliability, execution, flexibility, and the competitive cost structures of their hard drive suppliers. These are the same attributes that have been emphasized for many years by customers in the high-volume desktop PC market.
 
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The mobile PC market consists primarily of notebook computers.
Individuals use notebook computers both in and away from homes
and businesses. Like desktop computers, notebook computers use
software applications for various needs and hard drives store
notebook operating system and application software, and the data
used by the applications.


 



We believe that the demand for hard drives in the mobile PC
market has grown in part due to:


 


























  • 

the overall growth of notebook sales, including increased
transition from desktop computers to notebook computers;
 
  • 

the increased mobility of the workforce;





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  • 

the increasing needs of businesses and individuals for increased
storage capacity on their notebook computers;
 
  • 

the continuing development of software applications to manage
multimedia content; and
 
  • 

the increasing use of broadband Internet, including content
downloaded from the Internet onto notebook hard drives.


 



We expect the mobile PC market to continue to grow faster than
the desktop or enterprise markets in the next three years. As
the mobile PC market continues to evolve to a higher volume
market, we believe customers are placing increased emphasis on
attributes such as quality, availability, reliability,
execution, flexibility, and the competitive cost structures of
their hard drive suppliers. These are the same attributes that
have been emphasized for many years by customers in the
high-volume desktop PC market.


 




This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 28, 2007.
Mobile PC Market
 
The mobile PC market consists primarily of notebook computers. Individuals use notebook computers both in and away from homes and businesses. Like desktop computers, notebook computers use software applications for various needs and hard drives store notebook operating system and application software, and the data used by the applications.
 
We believe that the demand for hard drives in the mobile PC market has grown in part due to:
 
  •  the overall growth of notebook sales;
 
  •  the increased mobility of the workforce;


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  •  the increasing needs of businesses and individuals for increased storage capacity on their notebook computers;
 
  •  the continuing development of software applications to manage multimedia content; and
 
  •  the increasing use of broadband Internet, including content downloaded from the Internet onto notebook hard drives.
 
We expect the mobile PC market to continue to grow faster than the desktop or enterprise markets in the next three years. As the mobile PC market continues to evolve to a higher volume market, we believe customers are placing increased emphasis on attributes such as quality, reliability, execution, flexibility, and competitive cost structures of their hard drive suppliers. These are the same attributes that have mattered for many years to customers in the high-volume desktop market.
 
This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Nov 20, 2006.
Mobile Market
 
We expect the mobile market, which consists primarily of notebook computers, to continue to grow faster than the desktop or enterprise markets in the next three years. We believe that the demand in the mobile market has grown from approximately 16% of the overall hard drive market in calendar 2003 to 21% of the overall hard drive market in calendar 2005.
 
As the mobile market evolves to a higher volume market, we believe customers are placing increased emphasis on attributes such as quality, reliability, execution, flexibility, and competitive cost structures of their hard drive suppliers. These are the same attributes that have mattered for many years to customers in the high-volume desktop market.
 

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