There are only three large hard disk manufacturers left and also they can’t get around Solid State Disks (SSDs). According to financial analyst Aaron Rakers have Seagate executives told him at CES that the company will have a refreshed line-up of SATA and SAS SSDs with controllers that are developed together with Samsung. Besides drives using the SATA and SAS interface the analyst also said to have heard that the company will release PCI Express MLC (consumer grade) based disks.
At the moment, Seagate sells Pulsar SLC (professional grade) and Pulsar MLC SSDs and the company has invested in SSD controller developer DensBits. This company is working to make a lesser grade NAND as reliable as MLC NAND, ultimately making SSDs cheaper. With the statements above it seems that Seagate is rapidly making its moves into the SSD market which will, over the years, outgrow its HDD business if the SSD market grows as fast as it does now.