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SSD shipments in China plummeted: the future will be large-capacity king
The PC industry has been sluggish in recent years, with only the SSD solid-state drive booming and technology innovations constantly emerging, but global SSD shipments in Q3 of 2017 appear in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest data from Trend Focus A substantial decline.
During the quarter, shipments of all types of SSDs, including enterprise-grade PCI-E products, showed an overall downward trend, including various consumer and enterprise SATA / SAS products, dropping to 40 million units.
Overall, shipments of enterprise SSDs dropped 7% QoQ, of which only PCI-E SSDs surged 15.6%. This shows that the industry is rapidly bidding farewell to the SATA era. Currently, SATA SSDs are still the mainstay of the enterprise market with slightly lower shipments More than 4 million.
At the same time, thanks to the popularization of high-capacity products, the total capacity of SATA SSD has obviously increased.
SAS SSD has become niche in the enterprise market, but the average capacity is still dominant, exceeding 2.1TB.
Consumer-grade market, SSD shipments also fell 4.5%, but also seen the same capacity, of which the hottest M.2 SSD accounted for nearly 66% of the total volume, again M.2 PCI-E the most popular, accounting for more than enough 50%, mainly due to strong demand for notebook OEM.
Third quarter SSD shipments total capacity of 13.9EB (13900000TB), of which the first 3D flash memory accounted for 50%.
Both SSD and NAND, Samsung, Western Digital (including SanDisk) are far ahead, Toshiba, Intel, SK Hynix, Micron, Kingston, also are important roles.
Trend Focus did not explain why the decline in SSD shipments, speculation is the biggest reason for the strong demand for mobile flash memory, resulting in the overall market in short supply, coupled with Samsung is used to manipulate the market supply ......