In a recent conversation with X-bit labs, an executive from Seagate has revealed that the renowned hard disk drives manufacturer is planning to stop producing 7200RPM 2.5-inch notebook hard drive very soon. In fact, it will take place right at the end of this year, says David Burks, the director of marketing and product management at Seagate.
The reason behind the move is said due to the shift of demand from the mainstream market who now prefer other form of products such as solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD). Additionally, the company also hoped that the move will help stimulate customers into adapting to SSHD. That being said, it will take a while before Seagate is completely out of the picture though as X-bit has pointed out that there will be a lot of stocks around to fulfil demands from users.
Additionally, the company will continue to produce 5400RPM notebook hard drive for the budget segment of the market.
[Source: X-bit labs]