Today WDC broke out of its base, gapping up 18.6% on 26.3 million shares — 9.8x normal volume. The catalyst was news of Seagate Technology’s (STX) buyout of Maxtor Corp. (MXO) at about a 60% premium. Disk drives are now officially in play. See my post of four days ago (12/17/05), when I introduced WDC. Cheers!