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These excerpts taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 20, 2008.
Some of our competitors with diversified business units outside the hard drive industry periodically sell hard drives at prices that we cannot profitably match.
 
Some of our competitors earn a significant portion of their revenue from business units outside the hard drive industry. Because they do not depend solely on sales of hard drives to achieve profitability, they periodically sell hard drives at lower prices and operate their hard drive business unit at a loss while still remaining profitable overall. In addition, if these competitors can increase sales of non-hard drive products to the same customers, they may benefit from selling their hard drives at low prices. Our operating results may be adversely affected if we cannot successfully compete with the pricing by these companies.
 
Some of
our competitors with diversified business units outside the hard
drive industry periodically sell hard drives at prices that we
cannot profitably match.



 



Some of our competitors earn a significant portion of their
revenue from business units outside the hard drive industry.
Because they do not depend solely on sales of hard drives to
achieve profitability, they periodically sell hard drives at
lower prices and operate their hard drive business unit at a
loss while still remaining profitable overall. In addition, if
these competitors can increase sales of non-hard drive products
to the same customers, they may benefit from selling their hard
drives at low prices. Our operating results may be adversely
affected if we cannot successfully compete with the pricing by
these companies.


 




This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Aug 28, 2007.
Some of our competitors with diversified business units outside the hard drive industry periodically sell disk drives at prices that we cannot profitably match.
 
Some of our competitors earn a significant portion of their revenue from business units outside the hard drive industry. Because they do not depend solely on sales of hard drives to achieve profitability, they periodically sell hard drives at lower prices and operate their hard drive business unit at a loss while still remaining profitable overall. In


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addition, if these competitors can increase sales of non-hard drive products to the same customers, they may benefit from selling their hard drives at low prices. Our results of operations may be adversely affected if we can not successfully compete with the pricing by these companies.
 
This excerpt taken from the WDC 10-K filed Nov 20, 2006.
Some of our competitors with diversified business units outside the hard drive industry may be able to sell disk drives at lower margins that we cannot match.
 
Some of our competitors earn a significant portion of their revenue from business units outside the hard drive industry. Because they do not depend solely on sales of hard drives to achieve profitability, they may be able to sell hard drives at lower margins and operate their hard drive business unit at a loss while still remaining profitable overall. In addition, if these competitors can increase sales of non-hard drive products to the same customers, they may benefit from selling their hard drives at low margins. Our results of operations may be adversely affected if we can not successfully compete with these companies.
 
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