Western Digital outships Seagate for the first time ever

Seagate is no longer the reigning hard drive king. Western Digital edged-out Seagate in the first quarter of 2010 by shipping 51.1 million hard drives.

That’s a 3.2 percent increase from the last part of 2009, which was just enough to pass Seagate who only shipped 50.3 million. But that’s only half the story. Seagate still managed to net more revenue than WD, which probably is more important to the investors anyway.