At the present time, there must be many people who think that the HDD is gradually “out of date”, even in some cases it is also being replaced by the SSD. It is true that the number of HDDs sold is decreasing, but its sales are still very good guys.
Trendfocus said that all HDD sales in all segments reached 259.81 million units in 2020, down 13.9% from the same period last year. In particular, the HDD for desktop and laptop is still the traditional hard drive segment with the highest sales. In 2020, 54.46 million desktop HDDs and 84.42 million laptop HDDs will be sold to the market. Especially although sales are declining, the average capacity of the HDD has increased.
Seagate is the market leader in 2020 with a market share of 42.7% and HDD sales of 110.96 million units. It was followed by Western Digital and Toshiba.
All HDDs sold by these three brands in 2020 can hold up to 1081.32 exabytes of data; compared to 2018 and 2019, it seems to have increased. In total, these 3 companies sold 59.22 million HDDs for servers and businesses, up 11.8% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, business 2.5-inch HDDs are dying, down 27.9% year-on-year.
Overall, the trend of HDDs will be lower sales and increased capacity. As for HDD arrays such as 2.5-inch server and enterprise drives, they either plummet, or they will go extinct within a few years due to the replacement of the SSD.
Source tom’s HARDWARE compiled Gearvn