Seagate dominates Q3 DVR market, keeps top spot in hard drives

December 13, 2006: 7:26 AM ET

SeagateharddriveSeagate (STX) remains top dog in the hard drive storage market in the fall, according to the latest numbers from market research firm iSuppli, leading Western Digital (WDC), Hitachi (HIT), Samsung and Toshiba. More highlights from iSuppli's report: Seagate kept the lead in 3.5-inch drives for TiVo-like devices, with a 44.2 percent share. Its closest rival in that business, Western Digital, had 32.5 percent.

Also, Seagate continued its dominance of the enterprise hard drive space, where its size and efficiency allow it to outprice many rivals. Seagate had 58.4 percent of that market, while Fujitsu, in second place, took 25.9 percent.

All the numbers, below:

iSuppli Table: Ranking of Hard Disk Drive Suppliers in the Third Quarter

(Ranking by Thousands of Units Shipped)

Q3 Rank Supplier Q3 06 shp Q3 06 mkt shr Q2 06 shp Q2 06 mkt shr

1 Seagate 39,140 34.3% 33,620 34.1%

2 WDC 22,700 19.9% 19,200 19.5%

3 Hitachi GST 19,950 17.5% 14,930 15.1%

4 Samsung 11,833 10.4% 10,338 10.5%

5 Toshiba 11,340 9.9% 8,380 8.5%

6 Fujitsu 7,353 6.4% 6,666 6.8%

7 Excelstor 1,600 1.4% 1,500 1.5%

8 Cornice 225 0.2% 250 0.3%

9 Maxtor 0 0.0% 3,770 3.8%

10 GS MagicStore 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Total 114,141 100% 98,654 100%

Total Sequential Growth 15.7% -3.0%

Total Annual Growth 19.6% 10.0%

Source: iSuppli Corp. December 2006

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