News on the iPad (AAPL) is expected within the hour, and iSuppli expects hard-drive makers to...

|By:, SA News Editor

News on the iPad (AAPL) is expected within the hour, and iSuppli expects hard-drive makers to feel it right on their income statements - with drive shipments expected to drop 3.9% Q/Q as tablets continue taking market share from laptops and even netbooks. Seagate (STX +2.2%) and Western Digital (WDC +1.5%) are up today but have fallen 16% and 11% YTD respectively.