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4Q20 HDD Market Down 14% Y/Y and Up 6% Q/Q

Yearly shipments -15% for leader Seagate and WD, -12% for Toshiba

In its SDAS: HDD Information Service, Preliminary 4CQ20 Quarterly Update, published on January, 2020, analyst company Trendfocus, Inc. wrote:

Preliminary 4CQ20 Results:
Client HDD Shipments Rise, Adding to Modest Enterprise Rise
to Lift Total HDD Shipments to Over 67 Million Units

4CQ20 preliminary WW HDD shipments

Vendor Units
Q/Q growth Y/Y growth
Market share
Seagate 27.70-28.20 7.3%  – 9.2% -15.4% -13.9%  41.5% – 41.5%
Toshiba 14.30-14.50 -1.8%  – -0.4% -12.2% – -11.0% 21.4% – 21.4%
WDC 24.80 – 25.20
8.2% – 9.9% -15.4% – -14.1%  37.1% – 37.1%
TOTAL 66.80 – 67.90
 5.5% – 7.3% -14.8% -13.4%
 100% – 100%

 

Our Comments

The 3 HDD manufacturers saw large Y/Y decline in HDD shipments but Q/Q slower growth except for Toshiba.

Seagate continues to lead the pack.