LTO Cartridge Sales Down 3% from 4Q12 to in 1Q13
+10% (!) expected in 2Q13
Backup tape cartridge sales
amounted to $149.72 million in 1Q13 according to the report,
Backup Tape Tracker.
accounted for 92.5% of total with sales of $138.54
million. The media market is expected to grow to $164.63 million in the next
quarter. Total LTO sales were slightly down at 5.3 million units in Q1.
LTO-6 commenced its ramp in the quarter
accounting for 4% of units and 13% of dollars.
LTO-5 was off in the quarter. It
accounted for 32% of unit sales and 36% of dollars.
LTO-4 was down. It represented 41% of
units and 32% of dollars. LTO-3 sales declined -4%. They accounted for 18% of
volume and 14% of dollars. LTO-2 and LTO-1 were both down. Combined, they
accounted for 5% of units and 4% of dollars. HP led the LTO market with a 30%
share. Fuji was the second largest supplier and IBM was third. In Q2 LTO sales
are expected to rise slightly. They will be supported by increasing volumes of
volume was up 7% to 0.46 million units in Q4. DAT-72 accounted for 41% of unit
sales and 45% of the value of the segment. DAT-160 accounted for 31% of the
value of the segment and DAT-320 sold 3%. HP led the DDS/DAT market with a 70%
share. Segment dollar sales amounted to $6.02 million.
cartridge sales amounted to 0.03 million units. Quantum led the segment. It was
followed by HP and Maxell. DLT-S dollar sales are expected to be off to $1.88
million in Q2. DLT-V
sales were off at 0.02 million units. Their value was $0.77 million.
cartridges accounted for 51% of units. Quantum led the segment with a 58% share.
Imation was second at 18%. Sales of DLT-V are expected to be lower in Q2.
media supports its respective installed bases of drives. Total AIT cartridge
volume in the quarter amounted to 0.02 million units. Sony was the sole source
for the product.
QIC cartridges in the
quarter totaled 0.02 million units. Their value was $1.50 million. Imation
dominated the segment with a market share of 97%.
8mm metal particle
cartridge amounted to 0.01 million units worth $0.03 million. Imation led the
segment with a 59% market share. Tandberg supplied 8mm metal evaporated
cartridges for its VXA and Mammoth drives. Sales were 0.004 million units in the