External disk storage revenues up 8.6% in Q2 2005

According to IDC, factory revenue in the external disk storage systems market grew 8.6% YTY to $3.8 bln in Q2 2005. The total worldwide disk storage systems market grew at a slightly higher YTY rate of 9.9% to $5.6 bln in Q2 2005, marking the highest YTY growth in the last 8 quarters. Capacity continues to outpace overall revenue growth with total disk storage systems petabytes growing 59.3% YTY to 457 petabytes for Q2 2005, IDC says.