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WD exits high-end drive business

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WD exits high-end drive business

Western Digital will stop making disk drives for high-end computers and fire most of the 420 workers in its Minnesota design facility.

The No. 3 computer drive maker says the moves are part of a major refocus away from the hotly contested workstation market. Instead, the company plans to concentrate on making special-purpose devices to meet business’ growing need to store data as they bring their businesses onto the Internet.

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