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Just Like Old Times Again

CQ4 is history, and preliminary results have starting rolling in. All the data suggests that PC sales were better than expected, and unit shipments were up sequentially in CQ4. This fueled ODM builds and HDD shipments, as both segments posted flat to higher results, too. Although these markets are seasonally more robust in the second […]

Nearline HDD: The Cloud Dominates Enterprise Storage Demand

Capacity enterprise, or nearline HDDs are a mainstay for inexpensive, reliable bulk storage, utilized by nearly all enterprise market segments, including servers, network or external storage and hyperscale or could service providers. For as long as TRENDFOCUS has been tracking these shipments (as far back as 2008), nearline HDD unit volumes have increased from 3 […]

Unstoppable SSD Growth

As many storage companies have recently released their CQ1 ‘16 results, it is very clear – SSDs are winning the race! Even as we witnessed a drastic decline in the client PC market in Q1 (almost -15% Q-Q), client SSDs are anticipated to show yet another increase in unit shipments (sorry HDDs). Even with the […]

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 […]

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