IT News - Storage
2019 Nov 24
CQ3 2019 Hard Disk Drive Results
Forbes, November 14th, 2019

Tom Coughlin reports in Forbes, "Total HDD shipments in CQ3 2019 were up 5.8% from CQ2 2019 (83.1 M units in CQ3 2019 versus 78.5 M units in CQ2 2019) compared with up 1.0% in CQ2 2019 from CQ1 2019, down 11.4% in CQ1 2019 versus CQ4 2018, down 9.7 % in CQ4 2018 compared with CQ3 2018.

Note that Seagate and Western Digital have both changed their release of HDD shipments making it more difficult to figure out their actual unit shipments. WD started with their CQ3 2018 announcements while Seagate starting doing this in CQ1 2017. This has made it more difficult to report actual shipments of various categories of HDDs. Thus, the numbers reported here are our best guess estimates..."
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2019 Nov 24
Datacenters Flush With All-Flash Storage
EnterpriseAI, November 11th, 2019

"The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018," notes George Leopold in EnterpriseAI.

"IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. Overall, the server storage market is expected to contract by 1.5 percent in 2019.

At the same time, the all-flash storage array sector rose a healthy 21 percent over the same quarter last year - despite a second-quarter revenue dip of 1.7 percent. The flash market is being driven in part by a what the analyst defines as 'performance-optimized' storage arrays based on flash NVMe drives..."
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