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 $3.9 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 2005 Q3 2004 Growth
Vendor Revenue, 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