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HDD Units Fall in 2015, But Storage Capacity Shipped Grows to 538 Exabytes: TRENDFOCUS 2015-2020 Outlook and Analysis

HDD unit shipments dipped below 115 million in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015 due to weak PC sales and impact of SSD incursion in notebook computers. For the year, HDD sales were down 16.9% to 469 million units according to TRENDFOCUS’ CQ4 HDD Market Update. However, exabytes shipped in HDDs continues to expand to […]

Notebook Market Off to a Bad Start – The Worst is Almost Over, Or is It?

Notebook production by the top five ODMs were just released (slightly late due to the Lunar New Year holiday), and January’s totals were the lowest since TRENDFOCUS started tracking ODM output back in 2010. January’s volumes plummeted over 30% sequentially, and given the fewer work days this month, this figure is expected to drop further […]