Still don’t believe data is growing? We caught this little tidbit from our friends over at the Storage Newsletter. The numbers are in, and according to TrendFocus, mobile HDDs are up 3.7% YTY, with Western Digital increasing its market share to 30%, Segate coming in at around 20%, and a total of 29.3 exabytes shipped in mobile HDDs during Q4.
Desktop HDDs were up 1.8% sequentially, to around 64 million in Q4 ’10. Average capacity rose from 655 GB to 755 GB, quarter-to-quarter. Total desktop HDD capacity in Q4 weighed in at 48 exabytes.
For Enterprise HDDs, the market reached above 8 million unit sales in Q4. Demand is holding steady, and shipments are back to pre-recession levels. Total capacity shipped reached 2.56 exabytes.
Consumer Electronic HDDs pulled back as expected because of seasonal patterns, with shipments dropping 6.4% from quarter-to-quarter. Nearly 8 exabytes were shipped in CE HDDs in Q4 ’10.