ssd 256gb HDD three brothers are miserable: Toshiba Q2 hard drive shipments plunge 50%admin
bulk ssd hard drives the future of the SSD OEM ssd 256gb HDD hard disk industry can be seen by everyonessd 256GB, Seagate’s Q2 Q2 shipments fell to more than 27 million units SSD 256GB, Western Digital fell to more than 23.1 million, but it was not them.
Western Digital and Seagate are now the boss and second largest in the HDD hard disk market (the two positions are not fixed, often two people turn), but Western Digital acquired HGST in 2012, and the condition that the EU allowed to acquire was to sell a part of the 3.5-inch hard disk production line to Toshiba.
As a result, Toshiba, which originally retreated from 2.5-inch hard drives, regained its 3.5-inch hard disk production capacity and became the third largest HDD market after Western Digital and Seagate.
but Toshiba is not concerned about the HDD business, after all, with the trump card of NAND flash memory, HDD sales have not been high for many years.
In the Q2 quarter of this year, Toshiba’s HDD hard disk shipments suffered from Waterloo, estimated at only 9.55 million units, down 51% year-on-year and 32% month-on-month.
Specifically, Toshiba’s near-line hard disk shipments were 941,000 units, 2.5-inch hard drives were 5.5 million, and 3.5-inch hard drives were 1.82 million, down 50%, 58%, and 35% year-on-year, respectively.
This is mainly due to Toshiba’s HDD production line located in the Philippines, the factory closure during COVID-19 this year, coupled with the economic downturn.
Affected by this, the total capacity of hard disk shipped by Toshiba in Q2 also fell sharply, and near-line hard disk shipments were only 8.38EB, about half from 16.8EB in the same period last year.