Market research company Trendfocus
recently released the storage market shipment statistics for the second quarter of this year. Data shows that SSD continues to dominate sales, while shipments have increased. The number of quarterly shipments increased from 99.4 million in the first quarter to 99.6 million, 47% higher than the HDD in the same period.
The statistics cover various types of SSDs, including game consoles, consumer and enterprise terminals, but HDD still has an advantage in total storage capacity, reaching about 351EB, while SSD is only about 68EB. In the consumer market, M.2 SSD is the main shipment force in the consumer market. Due to its size advantage, it is widely used in notebook computers and next-generation game consoles. However, in terms of average capacity, DFF SSD has an advantage over M.2 SSD, reaching an average of about 512GB, which shows that most people who buy 2.5-inch SSD use it for mass data storage. In addition to the size advantage compared to the general HDD, the data transmission speed is also higher.
SSD shipments in the consumer market were 86.86 million, an increase of 1.7% compared to the first quarter. Samsung is still the leader in this market, accounting for 24.4% of the shipment share, followed by Western Digital (18.8%), Kioxia (12.6%), SK Hynix (11.7%), Micron (8.5%), Kingston ( 7.9%), Intel (5.1%), etc. Samsung
also has the largest share of shipment capacity, accounting for 34.9%.
In the enterprise market, the sales volume of SSDs is not as good as in the consumer market, but both data capacity and price are much higher than consumer-grade SSDs. As there is no technological breakthrough in 2021, SAS SDD sales have not increased significantly. This type of product has an average capacity of about 3.5TB, which is much higher than ordinary M.2 and SATA interface SSDs. Companies such as Western Digital also provide affordable quotations.