The analytical company Trendfocus recently summed up the results of 2022 in the hard drive segment. Experts note a significant drop in demand for traditional hard drives. Over the past 12 months, manufacturers have shipped about 35-36 million hard drives, which is 42.5% less than in 2021.
The market leader remains Seagate, which shipped approximately 15.1-15.6 million hard drives last year. This is 41.7-43.7% less than a year earlier. The second place belongs to Western Digital – in 2022 it delivered around 12.3-12.8 million HDDs (-40.7-43.0% compared to 2021), while Toshiba Corporation completed last year with an indicator of about 7.8 -8.0 million devices (-37.7-39.3%).
The decline in supplies is observed not only in the consumer, but also in the corporate segment. For example, in the fourth quarter there was a significant drop in the supply of HDDs for cloud storage. At the same time, 92% of all laptops sold in 2022, according to TrendForce, were equipped with SSDs.