LTO Accounted for 90% of WW Tape Market in 1Q12
Backup tape cartridge sales amounted to $188.18 million in
accounted for 89.9% of total with sales of $169.25 million.
The media market is
expected to have sales of $182.90 million in the next quarter.
LTO sales were
up at 6.2 million units in Q1. LTO-5 volume grew 25% in the quarter. It
accounted for 24% of unit sales and 39% of dollars. LTO-4 shipments were off
-2%. Its sales represented 43% of units and 35% of dollars. LTO-3 sales were up
+7%. They accounted for 25% of volume and 19% of dollars. LTO-2 rose +2%. It
accounted for 7% of units and 6% of dollars. LTO-1 was off. It sold 1% of units
and 1% of dollars. HP led the LTO market with a 31% share. Fuji was the second
largest supplier and IBM was third. In Q2 LTO total volume is expected to ease
-1%. It will be supported by growing shipments of LTO-5. Sales of earlier
generations are expected to decline.
cartridge volume decreased -3% to 0.6 million units in Q1. DAT-72 accounted for
38% of unit sales and 42% of the value of the segment. DAT-160 accounted for 24%
of the value of the segment and DAT-320 took 9%. HP led the DDS/DAT market with
a 66% share. Segment dollar sales amounted to $7.57 million.
cartridge sales amounted to 0.1 million units. HP led the segment. It was
followed by Quantum and Maxell. DLT-S dollar sales are expected to be off to
$4.81 million in Q2.
sales were off at .04 million units. Their value was $1.66 million. Quantum led
the segment with a 45% share. HP was second at 17%.
DLTtape IV cartridges
accounted for 52% of units. 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 0.06 million units. Sony had a 99% share in
QIC cartridges in the
quarter totaled 0.02 million units. Their value was $1.63 million. Imation
dominated the segment with a market share of 95%.
8mm metal particle
cartridge amounted to 0.02 million units worth $0.11 million. Sony led the
segment with a 59% market share.
8mm metal evaporated
cartridges for its VXA and Mammoth drives. Sales were 0.02 million units in the