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HDD Shipments Almost Halved in 2022

new report from trend focus sheds light on the mechanical storage industry carnage beginning in 2023. The Storage Newsletter shared an excerpt from Trendfocus’ research work covering the largest HDD storage providers, their shipments, and market shares spanning 2022. Shipments have dropped significantly over the past year, with Seagate and WDC shipments nearly halving.

According to this data, the worst market performers are the largest members of the HDD industry triumvirate. Seagate’s HDD shipments dropped 43.7% last year, and WDC was about the same, declining 43.0% over the same period. But Toshiba wasn’t unscathed by 2022. HDD shipments fell in line with its competitors, with shipments down a whopping 39.3% year-on-year.

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Table uses Trendfocus report data

vendor

1 million HDDs

Q/Q change

year-on-year

market share

seagate

15.10 – 15.60

-3.9% -0.7%

-43.7% -41.7%

42.9 – 42.9%

Toshiba

7.80 – 8.0

-2.6% -0.1%

-39.3% -37.7%

22.2% – 22.0%

WDC

12.30 – 12.80

-16.2% -12.7%

-43.0% -40.7%

34.9% – 35.2%

total

35.20 – 36.40

-8.3% – 5.2%

-42.5 -40.5%

100%

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