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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 4Q18 Preliminary Shipment Results

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 4Q18 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 4Q18."HDD demand in 4Q18 was impacted negatively by higher SSD adoption in PCs and lower petabyte demand from enterprise customers, particularly cloud service provider customers," according to John Rydning, research vice president, Worldwide Hard Disk Drives. "The market dynamics that affected HDD demand in 4Q18 are likely to be amplified in 2019, leading to HDD demand and industry revenue volatility from quarter to quarter throughout the year ahead."

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