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

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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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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