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Preliminary 2CQ17 HDD Results: 96 to 98 Million Units Shipped – Trendfocus

All three manufacturers project to post flat-to-lower results.
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.07.14

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In its SDAS: HDD Information Service, Preliminary CQ2 '17 Quarterly Update, published on July 10, 2017, analyst company Trendfocus, Inc. wrote:

PRELIMINARY CQ2 '17 Results: Slightly Softer Demand Tempers CQ2
All Suppliers Projected to Post Flat-to-Lower Results HDD Sales

  • 3.5-inch desktop/CE HDDs: Total desktop/CE HDD shipments (including 3.5-inch HDDs) sales tracked seasonal demand trends were slightly down in CQ2 approximately 33-34 million units.
  • 2.5-inch mobile/CE HDDs: Slightly softer notebook demand was offset by seasonal increases in gaming HDDs. As a result, 2.5-inch mobile/CE HDD volumes ended around 48 million units.
  • 3.5-inch/2.5-inch enterprise HDDs: For a third consecutive quarter, total enterprise sales were lower sequentially, led by performance enterprise declines. Nearline HDD volumes were flattish, resulting total quarterly enterprise shipments for the quarter of around 15-16 million.

2CQ17 preliminary WW HDD shipments

Vendor HDDs
in million
Q/Q growth Y/Y growth Market share
Seagate 35.50 - 36.00 -2.5% / -1.1%  -3.8% / -2.4%  37.0% - 36.7%
Toshiba  22.00 - 23.00 -4.9% / -0.6% 2.1% / 6.7%  22.9% - 23.5%
WDC 38.50 - 39.00  -1.5 / -0.3%  -4.0% / -2.8%  40.1% - 39.8%
TOTAL 96.00 - 98.00  -2.7% / -0.6%  -2.6% / -0.6%  100% - 100%

Final shipments to be published in Trendfocus's CQ2'17 Quarterly Update and Executive Summary may change measurably.

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