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This statistic highlights Western Digital Exabyte Shipments, split across Client Devices, Client Solutions, and Data Center Devices and solutions, reported on a quarterly basis from Q1 2016 onwards.
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This statistic highlights Western Digital Exabyte Shipments, split across Client Devices, Client Solutions, and Data Center Devices and solutions, reported on a quarterly basis from Q1 2016 onwards.

Western Digital Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the evolving needs of Information Technology (IT). It enables cloud, internet, and social media infrastructure players to build more powerful, cost-effective and efficient data centres.

Western Digital Exabyte Shipments

Western Digital’s Total Exabyte Shipments have increased over the years. It has increased from 81.20 billion units in Q4 2017 to 106.5 billion units in Q4 2018, making a 31.2% increase on a year-on-year basis. When compared on a quarterly basis, it witnessed an increment of 6.18%, from 100.3 billion units in Q3 2018 to 106.5 billion units in Q4 2018.

Period Q4 2017 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Contribution in Q4 2018
Client Devices 36.50 34.20 38.60 36.2%
Client Solutions 11.20 12.80 12.90 12.1%
Data Center Devices & Solutions 33.50 53.30 55.00 51.6%
Total 81.20 100.30 106.50 100.0%

(All figures are in billion units, except percentages)

Client Devices

Western Digital provides numerous data solutions that are incorporated into its client’s devices, which consist of HDD and SSD desktop and notebook PCs, smart video systems, gaming consoles and set-top boxes, as well as flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs and other portable and wearable devices, home applications, and much more. Its HDDs and SSDs are designed for use in devices requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various attributes such as low cost per gigabyte (GB), low power consumption and protection against shocks.

Client Devices constituted 36.2% of the total share of the exabyte shipments in Q4 2018. It has increased by 12.86% quarterly, from 34.2 billion units in Q3 2018 to 38.6 billion units in Q4 2018. When compared yearly, it increased by 5.8%, from 36.5 billion units in Q4 2017 to 38.6 billion units in Q4 2018.

Client Solutions

Western Digital provides consumers with a portfolio of HDDs and SSDs embedded into external storage products and removable flash-based products, which include cards, Universal Serial Bus (USB), flash drives and wireless drives, through its retail and channel routes to market. Its external HDD storage products in both mobile and desktop form, provide affordable, high quality, reliable storage for backup and capacity expansion that is designed to keep digital content secure. It offers clients portable SSDs with a range of capacities and performance characteristics to address a broad spectrum of the client storage market.

Client Solutions constituted 12.1% of the total share of exabyte shipments in Q4 2018. Client Solutions have increased by 0.8% quarterly, from 12.8 billion units in Q3 2018 to 12.9 billion units in Q4 2018. Yearly, there was an increment of 15.2%, from 11.2 billion units in Q4 2017 to 12.9 billion units in Q4 2018.

Data Center Devices & Solutions

Western Digital provides an array of high-capacity enterprise HDDs, high-performance enterprise SSDs and platforms. Its capacity enterprise helium hard drives solve high-capacity storage needs and provides a low total cost of ownership per GB for the growing cloud data centre market.

Data Center Devices & Solutions constituted 51.6% of the total share of the exabyte shipments in Q4 2018. It has increased by 3.2% on a quarterly basis, from 53.3 billion units in Q3 2018 to 55 billion units in Q4 2018, When compared yearly, it grew by 64.2%, as compared to 33.4 billion units in Q4 2017.

About Western Digital Corporation

Western Digital Corporation offers a broad line of data solutions to various end markets to meet the evolving storage needs of its customers. It was founded in Santa Ana, California in 1970. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. It has one of the technology industry’s most valuable patent portfolios, with approximately 13,700 active patents worldwide. To increase focus, drive innovation and improve execution, it has recently structured its operations with dedicated leadership of its two broad categories of technology: hard disk drives (HDD), which are based on rotating magnetic technology, and flash-based memory, which is semiconductor technology. The company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker WDC.

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