Quarters of hard disks have dropped by 15% in quantitative terms, StorageNewsletter writes. Analysts explain this to a reduced demand from consumers as well as OEM producers of PCs. At the same time, the decline in the co-machine capacity has not been as significant as 2%, as HDD models are increasingly being marketed.
Seage's supplies fell by 14% over the past quarter, while the company delivered 19.88 million HDDs to a total volume of 154.67 Abyte. Nearline storage supplies fell by 5% to 8.61 million. However, the average number of Nearline storage units grew by 1.2 Tbyte per quarter to 14.4 Tbyte. Nearline storage is an intermediate type of data storage, a compromise between the online storage facility.
The supply of productive Seage solutions for the corporate segment fell by 10 per cent and amounted to 1.63 million. However, despite the overall decline in HDD supplies, Nearline storage supplies and NAS, as well as HDD models used in the company's video surveillance systems, which grew by 4 per cent and 8 per cent respectively. According to StorageNewsletter, HDD supplies for other segments also fell by a double-digit percentage. This is explained by the declining demand from consumers, as well as the continued increase in the popularity of solid storage devices.
The production of the HDD of Western Digital fell by almost 17% in quantity and volume. The manufacturer produced 16.48 million hard disks, with a total volume of 128.51 Abyte. Toshiba delivered a total of 36.18 Abyte to HDD in the last quarter, which is 15% less than the quarter before. The quantity is 8.29 million HDDs, which is 17% lower than in the previous quarter.
A total of 44.65 million hard drives were delivered to the market in the last quarter, which is 15.4% lower than in the previous quarter, with a total volume of 319.35 Abyte. Experts note that, in general, HDDs are becoming more popular. In turn, models of 1 and 2 Tbytes are being replaced by SSD.