Western Digital SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

Published by MBA Skool Team, Last Updated: April 12, 2020

SWOT analysis of Western Digital analyses the brand by its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. In Western Digital SWOT Analysis, the strengths and weaknesses are the internal factors whereas opportunities and threats are the external factors.

SWOT Analysis is a proven management framework which enables a brand like Western Digital to benchmark its business & performance as compared to the competitors. Western Digital is one of the leading brands in the IT & Technology sector.

The table below lists the Western Digital SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats), top Western Digital competitors and includes its target market, segmentation, positioning & Unique Selling Proposition (USP).

Western Digital SWOT Analysis, Competitors, Segmentation, Target Market, Positioning, USP & Brand Analysis Table

‘Western Digital’

Parent Company

Western Digital Corporation


Computer Storage Devices


IT and Technology

Tagline/ Slogan

“Put your life in it”


High Speed Hard drives , Storage



Desktop hard drive, mobile hard drive, enterprise hard drive, consumer electronics

Target Group

Manufacturers of mobile, desktops, laptops and consumer electronics


Leaders in hard drive manufacturers

SWOT Analysis


1. It has 2nd position in drive market industry, with highest return on Equity

2. It has huge network worldwide, with presence in 17 countries

3.  It has got wide range of products with it

4. Good reputation among customers

5. Recent acquisition of Komag Inc. has strengthen its market position in hard drive


1. Increasing inventory level

2. High R&D Cost


1.Rapid growth in consumer electronic market

2. Increasing demand of PC and game software

3. New legislation requiring storage of information

4. Innovation in products for ex: company coming up with 640GB hard drive, VelociRaptor (fast new 2.5 inch drive) ,Green Power


1. Competition from Global Competition like EMC Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Seagate etc.

2. Price war among competitors to attract new customers



1. EMC corporation

2. Samsung

3. Seagate Technology

4. Compuage Infocom

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