Seagate closes its biggest factory for HDD production

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We stated it before, HDDs are a dying breed and will become the dinosaurs of the technology age. They have two things going for them, capacity and price. Other then that it is just a matter of time before NAND and other flash storage technologies will catch up here. 

In that mindset, Seagate will close one of its biggest production facilities, leaving 2200 people without a job. The factory based in in Suzhou, China is one of their final assembly locations covering an area of over 100,000 square meters and is a big part of the overall production capacity for Seagate. Seagate will be going from 55-60 million per quarter units made towards 35 to 40 million HDDs.


According to media reports the fab already halted making products and the last employees where laid off on January 18, 2017. Below in the screenshots you can see a letter posted to the employees with the announcement.

Seagate closes its biggest factory for HDD production

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