The hard drive market has been declining over the past few years, but Seagate is one of the few companies that has firmly held on.
The company definitely has something to celebrate now: it has finally crossed the 2 billion sales milestone.
The way Seagate reached that number is strange. It took 28 year (Seagate was founded in 1979) to ship 1 billion (April 2008), but only 4.5 years to sell the second one.
It shows just how common HDDs are and how high the demand is, even now that SSDs are breathing down their neck.
For those who want to know, Seagate celebrated 1.5 billion sales in October 2010.
“I want to thank all past and present Seagate employees, as well as local and central government officials in China, as we just celebrated the production of our 1 billionth drive from our China operations,” said Steven Luczo, chief executive officer and chairman of Seagate.