Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 3Q20 Preliminary Shipment Results

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 3Q20 Preliminary Shipment Results

  • October 2020 •
  • 6 pages •
  • Report ID: 5982211 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective provides a preliminary unit shipment range for worldwide hard disk drive (HDD) units by HDD drive class and estimated supplier market share for 3Q20."Effects from COVID-19 continue to impact the enterprise market negatively, suppressing unit demand for capacity-optimized HDDs in the second half of 2020," according to Ed Burns, research director, Worldwide Hard Disk Drives. "However, relatively strong overall demand for the highest-capacity HDDs continues at a healthy pace due to increases in demand for public cloud services, the need for greater geographic distribution of datacenters and availability zones, and the attractiveness of the resiliency and scalability provided to customers by the cloud service provider business model in light of risks highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic."