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WW HDD Units Fall 8% Q/Q to 29 Million in 3CQ23, Capacity Shipped Lifts to 196EB

Surprising Toshiba up 20% Q/Q for HDDs, as Seagate down 16% and WD 12%

Analysts from Trendfocus, Inc. published on October 30, 2023 a report, SDAS: HDD Information Service, Executive Summary, 3CQ23 Quarterly Update.

HDD Units Fall 8% Q/Q to 29 Million but Capacity Shipped Lifts to 196EB
Capacity shipments rise for nearline and 3.5″ CE, but unit volumes slip in all market sub-segments

Capacity shipments of 89.57EB dipped a modest 2% Q/Q while total unit shipments fell 16% over the same period to 12.03 million HDDs.

It posted a dramatic 38% gain in sequential capacity shipments in 3CQ23, rising to 27.43EB while units climbed 20% over the same period to 6.23 million HDDs.

Western Digital
While nearline unit shipments declined 11% Q/Q to 3.25 million HDDs, a 14% jump in average capacity to 16.7TB resulted in a 2% rise in nearline capacity shipments to 54.36EB.

  HDDs in million Q/Q change Exabytes
Market share
Seagate 12.03 -15.9%
89.47 42.0%
Toshiba 6.23 20%
27.43 21.7%
WDC 10.41 -11.7%
79.20 36.3%
TOTAL 28.67