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Hard disk shipments hit a record high

Due to exascale data centers, typical users and CannonIn the second quarter of 2021, the three major hard disk manufacturers not only increased the unit sales of their products, but also set a historical record in terms of their hard disk capacity.

Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital sold 67.6 million hard drives in the second quarter, of which 19 million were near-line/enterprise hard drives. According to TrendFocus data cited by Wells Fargo Bank (published by Wells Fargo Bank), this is an increase of 8.8 million from the 58.8 million in the second quarter of 2020 and an increase of 3.4 million from the 64.2 million in the first quarter of 2021. Blocks and files). Although HDD unit shipments have been higher than in recent quarters in the past few years, they have fallen sharply compared to the approximately 160 to 180 million HDDs sold every quarter ten years ago (2011).

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