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Approximately 64 million hard disk drives shipped in Q4 2021


Analyst firm Trendfocus has published data for the fourth quarter of 2021 related to the hard disk drive (HDD) market. According to their calculations, between October and December, 63.40-64.70 million HDDs were shipped. This is 2.3-4.3% less than in the third quarter, and 7.7%-9.5% less than in the fourth quarter of 2020, that is, in annual terms.

Seagate is in first place in terms of supply. In the last quarter, it shipped 27.20-27.70 million drives, or 7.1-8.8% less in annual terms. Seagate’s share of the HDD market is 42.8–42.9%.

Second place goes to WDC. This company managed to ship 23.50-24.00 million drives for the quarter, which corresponds to a decrease in shipments in annual terms by 6.4-8.3%. As a result, the share of WDC for the quarter amounted to 37.1%.

Toshiba, which ranks third, reduced deliveries year-on-year by the most — by 11.1%-13.2%. During the quarter, it shipped 12.70-13.00 million HDDs, which corresponds to a share of 20.0-20.1%.

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