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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 3Q18 Preliminary Shipment Results

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 3Q18 Preliminary Shipment Results

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 3Q18."The third calendar quarter in recent history has been the peak quarter for HDD shipments in a calendar year, and preliminary worldwide HDD unit shipments for 3Q18 indicate it will be the peak quarter for 2018," according to John Rydning, research vice president, Hard Disk Drives. "HDD unit shipments are expected to decline somewhat from 3Q18 to 4Q18, yet HDD petabyte shipments are likely to remain steady or increase slightly from 3Q18 to 4Q18."

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