Seagate (STX +3.8%) has now shipped 2B hard drives since its founding, the company boasts. Both...

|About: Seagate Technology (STX)|By:, SA News Editor

Seagate (STX +3.8%) has now shipped 2B hard drives since its founding, the company boasts. Both Seagate and Western Digital (WDC +2.6%) are rallying - investors might deem the timing of the announcement a positive for March quarter shipments. Separately, WDC announces a "strategic investment" in Skyera, a maker of high-performance flash storage systems featuring a proprietary flash controller and OS. In January, Seagate invested $40M in server flash module maker Virident.