Worldwide hard-disk shipments rose 2.8 percent to 89.7 million units during the second quarter, according to market researcher iSuppli. Strong end demand for computers and consumer-electronics products generated abnormally robust conditions for HDD makers in the second quarter. Seagate’s market share rose just under two percentage points to 30.5 percent, as the storage giant retained its number-one position. Western Digital’s market share nudged up a tenth of a percentage point to 17.6 percent, placing it second. Hitachi’s market share also climbed the same amount, to 15.5 percent. Maxtor, however, was forced to watch its market share tumble 2.8 percent to 13.5 percent, as the company slipped into fourth. Toshiba, Samsung and Fujitsu rank fifth, sixth, and seventh, with 7.7, 6.9, and 6.7 percent shares.

Worldwide hard-disk shipments rose 2.8 percent to 89.7 million units during the second quarter, according to market researcher iSuppli. Strong end demand for computers and consumer-electronics products generated abnormally robust conditions for HDD makers in the second quarter. Seagate’s market share rose just under two percentage points to 30.5 percent, as the storage giant retained its number-one position. Western Digital’s market share nudged up a tenth of a percentage point to 17.6 percent, placing it second. Hitachi’s market share also climbed the same amount, to 15.5 percent. Maxtor, however, was forced to watch its market share tumble 2.8 percent to 13.5 percent, as the company slipped into fourth. Toshiba, Samsung and Fujitsu rank fifth, sixth, and seventh, with 7.7, 6.9, and 6.7 percent shares.