SSDs may be especially popular for their performance and ever-tighter price, but traditional hard drive doesn’t seem to be in danger.
In fact in 2020 A whopping 139 million units were sold. This is what the data from Trendfocus reveals, which also points to another interesting fact: fewer discs have been sold than in 2019, but the capacity has grown.
Exabytes to gogó
Trendfocus data reveals that 259.81 million storage units were sold in 2020, a 13.9% drop from the previous year. The funny thing is that this drop in units it was not in full capacity of those units sold.
In fact the average capacity of these units is growing clearly, and in total those units (SSD and HDD) sold had 1,018.32 exabytes of capacity, more than what was seen in 2019 or 2018.
Seagate was the clear protagonist of the sector with 42.7% market share and 110.96 million HDDs, while WD sold 96 million units (37% share) and Toshiba ranked third with 52.8 million units and 20 , 3% fee.
Of those nearly 260 million drives, 139 million were traditional hard drives. 54.46 million were used in desktops and 84.42 million in laptops, something surprising considering that SSDs are especially striking in these teams.
What seems to be being experienced is a need for supplement the capacity of SSDs, which is still not super high, with that of traditional hard drives added to desktops but also laptops in the form of external 2.5 and 3.5-inch drives.