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Toshiba Shipped 2.83 Million Nearline HDDs in 3Q21

Fifth consecutive quarter of Y/Y growth of exabytes shipped

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced a nearline HDD shipment record for the quarter ending 30 September 2021.

The company shipped 2.83 million nearline HDDs for the quarter, up nearly 68% Y/Y while exabytes shipped climbed to 33.33, up 100% from a year ago and outpaced the industry average.

The September quarter was the 5th consecutive quarter of growth for nearline HDD capacity shipped.

Toshiba’s competitive nearline HDD product portfolio and timely execution is helping the company to reach new heights,” said John Chen, VP, Trendfocus, Inc. “This is reflected in 3CQ21’s results as Toshiba was able to increase total market share by 80 basis points from the prior quarter to 21.6%.”

The Trendfocus report shows that total nearline HDD shipments reached a new record of 19.75 million units and 254EB shipped in 3CQ21.

It has been an amazing run for Toshiba, especially given the dynamic supply chain challenges. Since 2019, the company has posted 10 of 11 quarters of positive Y/Y growth of Nearline HDD capacity shipped,” stated Kyle Yamamoto, VP, TAEC’s HDD business unit. “All of the new milestones are the direct result of our growing customer partnerships and dedicated employees across all functional teams, from design to operations. Our company is committed in supporting all of our customers in the various cloud, OEM and channel platforms, as we continue to actively work on new products and scale production capabilities to support growing exabyte demand conditions.”

The manufacurer offers a portfolio of HDD products that address the storage needs of enterprise, datacenter, surveillance, and client markets. It solves customer challenges with HDD models focusing on 4 primary market segments. The AL Series focuses on the enterprise performance segment; the MG Series is aimed at enterprise capacity and data center needs; the MQ Series of use cases that require mobile client HDDs; and the DT Series addresses the surveillance and traditional desktop client use cases.

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