Seagate (STX -1.7%), one of this fall's big winners after emerging unscathed from Thai flooding,...

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

Seagate (STX -1.7%), one of this fall's big winners after emerging unscathed from Thai flooding, is underperforming following a downbeat column from the WSJ's Rolfe Winkler. While conceding Seagate's near-term profits will soar, Winkler argues the flooding won't halt the steady displacement of hard drives by solid-state drives (SSDs). Indeed, higher hard drive prices could accelerate SSD adoption.