External disk storage up 12.5% in Q3 2005, 505 petabytes shipped

According to IDC, factory revenue in the external disk storage systems market grew a record 12.5% YTY to $3.

According to IDC, factory revenue in the external disk storage systems market grew a record 12.5% YTY to $3.9 bln in Q3 2005. The total worldwide disk storage systems market also grew at a record year-over-year rate of 13.3% to $5.7 bln in Q3 2005. Total disk storage petabytes grew 58% YTY in Q3 2005, eclipsing half an exabyte for the first time at 505 petabytes. EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage systems market with 20.3%, followed by HP and IBM with 19.1% and 12.9% revenue share, respectively. Hitachi improved its share position to end the quarter in a virtual tie with Dell for the fourth position with 8.3% revenue share versus 8.4% for Dell.

Global external storage disk market in Q3 2005
 Q3 2005Q3 2004Growth
VendorRevenue, mln. $Share, %Revenue, mln. $Share, %YTY
EMC$786 20.3%$735 21.3%7.0%
HP$740 19.1%$645 18.7%14.7%
IBM$499 12.9%$415 12.0%20.2%
Dell$325 8.4%$243 7.1%33.5%
Hitachi$321 8.3%$289 8.4%11.1%
Others$1,207 31.1%$1,120 32.5%7.8%
Total$3,878 100.0%$3,447 100.0%12.5%
Source: IDC

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