2018 Hard Disk Drive Results
Forbes, February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019,
Volume 251, Issue 1

"Following is a summary from the Coughlin Associates quarterly newsletter about HDD results in 2018 as well as information gleaned from announcements by the HDD companies. Note that changes in the ways that Seagate Technology and Western Digital report their HDD shipments have increased the possible error in these estimates.

Total HDD shipments in CQ4 2018 were down 9.7% compared with CQe 2018 (87.7 M units in Q4 2018 versus 97.1 M units in Q3 2018). This is after an 0.6% from CQ2 2018 to CQ3 2018, an 3.1% increase from CQ1 2018 to CQ2 2018, and an 10.7% decrease in CQ1 2018 from CQ4..."

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