Data Storage Sales to Remain Steady Despite Decline in PCs - Research Report on EMC, Seagate Technology, Western Digital,

 Data Storage Sales to Remain Steady Despite Decline in PCs - Research Report
       on EMC, Seagate Technology, Western Digital, SanDisk and Brocade
                            Communications Systems

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting EMC
Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX), Western Digital
Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC), SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) and Brocade
Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

EMC Corporation Research Report

EMC announced a new line of PCI-Express flash memory cards to provide
quick-to-access storage inside servers, with enterprise multi-level-cell
models with 550GB and 2.2TB capacities. The PCIe cards, branded XtremSF,
reduce CPU utilization by up to 50 percent, and provide 58 percent better
total cost of ownership than other offerings, according to the press release.
In the second quarter of 2013, the company will be releasing 700GB and 1.4TB
models of the XtremSF, and will be releasing more sizes moving forward. Last
year, the company introduced two PCIe cards under the VFCache brand, in 350GB
and 700GB capacities. XtremSF can be deployed as either direct attached
storage that sits within the server to deliver high performance or can be used
alongside server caching software to turbocharge network storage array
performance while maintaining the level of protection required by
mission-critical application environments. The Full Research Report on EMC
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1f5e_EMC]

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Seagate Technology PLC Research Report

Seagate announced that it will be rolling out its new generation of solid
state hybrid drives to customers this week, headlined by its 7mm-thin Seagate
Laptop Thin designed for thin and light laptops, which could deliver speedy
performance and high storage capacity at affordable prices. The drive is a
combination of a traditional and economically-priced hard drive and a
high-speed yet expensive flash-based solid state drive. Capacity options are
up to 2 terabytes with 8 gigabytes of NAND Flash for its regular-sized drives
for desktop PCs, while the 7mm-thin version is up to 500 GB. In other news,
some analysts see the possibility of a Seagate-Western Digital merger amid the
shift from traditional PCs to mobile devices, as the outlook for the DRAM
market continues to deteriorate and antitrust concerns dissipate. The Full
Research Report on Seagate Technology PLC - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8fd9_STX]

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Western Digital Corp. Research Report

Financial news provider The Street has reiterated its "buy" rating on Western
Digital recently, citing strengths in revenue growth, debt management, stock
price, earnings per share growth, and net income growth. This is reeling from
the company's better-than-expected Q4 2012 numbers despite fears of an
industry-wide decline, with a 90 percent growth in net revenues year over year
and a 108 percent rise in shipments compared to the previous year. Analysts
believe that while the market for traditional hard drives is slowly
diminishing with the decline of PCs in favor of mobile devices, Western
Digital could still benefit from rising demand for external hard drives and
cloud storage. The Full Research Report on Western Digital Corp. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7618_WDC]

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SanDisk Corporation Research Report

Flash memory storage manufacturer SanDisk partnered with chipmaker NVIDIA with
its iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive optimized for NVIDIA's Tegra 4 mobile
processors. The two companies will be working on tablet reference designs
based on Tegra 4 to speed up the process of developing new tablets based on
the chip. iNAND Extreme is built on SanDisk's 19 nanometer process technology,
designed for use in the new generation of tablets, smartphones and other
mobile devices. It also helps improve multimedia synchronization speeds,
file-transfer rates, and operating-system responsiveness. In other news,
SanDisk's stock was rated a "buy" by The Street, citing good debt levels and
cash flow. The Full Research SanDisk Corporation - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d825_SNDK]

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Research Report

Brocade released its Q1 2013 results last month, beating expectations in both
revenue and earnings per share. The company notched revenue of $588.7 million,
up 5 percent than the prior-year quarter's $560.6 million, while earnings came
in at a loss of 5 cents per share, down from the 12 cents per share it earned
year over year. In comparison, analysts expected revenue of $575.6 million and
earnings of 16 per share. The growth was driven by its storage and IP
networking businesses. For the current quarter, the average estimate for
revenue is $563 million, and earnings of 15 cents per share. For the full
year, revenue is expected at $2.31 billion and earnings of 63 cents per share.
The Full Research Report on Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5075_BRCD]

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