The Taiwanese giants, Toshiba, announced that for a second consecutive quarter, the company recorded a 30% Q-Q growth in Nearline HDD unit shipment and capacity shipped. The Nearline HDD shipments and exabytes reached 2.79 million and 34.15 representing growth of 32% and 33% respectively.
“Demand for HDDs, specifically Nearline HDDs, have been on an upward trend due to strong cloud and OEM demand, while the initial launch of the Chia cryptocurrency fuelled new incremental channel requirements. Toshiba’s competitive Nearline HDD product line up is lifting the company to new records,” stated John Chen, Vice President at TRENDFOCUS, Inc. “Moreover, Toshiba’s FC-MAMR (Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording) technology used in its 18TB (MG-09) Nearline HDD product should provide a robust foundation to build upon for its next-generation products.”
Trendfocus’ new report shows that Toshiba’s four-quarter average unit and capacity shipped growth rates for Nearline HDDs led all companies at 35% and 46% respectively. ‘Additionally, Toshiba as the only company to post growth rates higher than the industry’s four-quarter average’.
Nearline HDD shipments topped 19 million units in 2CQ21, which is higher than 1CQ20’s record of 17.19 million. Nearline HDD exabytes shipment surpassed the 200 mark as it reached 243 exabytes for the quarter.
Being in the game for quite some time now, Toshiba’s portfolio of HDD products address the storage needs of enterprise, data centers, surveillance, and client markets. For Enterprise Performance, Toshiba has produced the AL Series. For Enterprise Capcity and Data Center needs, Toshiba has put out the MG Series. Meanwhile the MQ series covers the spectrum of Mobile Client HDDs; and the DT series addresses the surveillance and traditional Desktop Client use cases.
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