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HDD Shipments at 103 to 105 Million in 3CQ17, Up 7% to 9% Q/Q – Trendfocus

Short term revival ?
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.10.12

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In its SDAS: HDD Information Service, Preliminary CQ3 '17 Quarterly Update, published on October 6, 2017, analyst company Trendfocus, Inc. wrote:

Seasonal Rise in CE and Client Demand
Lift HDD Sales - Shipments Climb to 103-105 Million

  • 3.5" Desktop/CE HDDs: Total desktop/CE HDD shipments (including 3.5" external HDDs) sales rose slightly in CQ3 to approximately 34 million units.
  • 2.5" Mobile/CE HDDs: Healthier back to school PC sales and pre-production of game consoles boost 2.5" HDD volumes. 2.5" mobile and CE HDD volumes totaled approximately 55 million
    units.
  • 3.5"/2.5" Enterprise HDDs: Nominal decline in performance enterprise HDD sales were offset by slight increase in capacity enterprise volumes, and total enterprise HDD sales remained at around 15.5 million.

3CQ17 preliminary WW HDD shipments

Vendor HDDs
in million
Q/Q growth Y/Y growth Market share
Seagate 36.50 - 37.00 4.6% / 6.0%  -6.3% / -5.1%  35.4% - 35.2%
Toshiba  24.00 - 25.00 9.0% / 13.6% -11.3% / -7.6%  23.3% - 23.8%
WDC 42.50 - 43.00  8.1% / 9.4%  -10.6% / -9.5%  41.3% - 41.0%
TOTAL 103.00 - 105.00  7.0% / 9.1%  -9.3% / -7.5%  100% - 100%

Final shipments to be published in Trendfocus's CQ3'17 Quarterly Update and Executive Summary may change measurably.

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