Worldwide Tape Market
Analysis for 4Q13
Backup tape cartridge sales amounted to $141.12
million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
LTO accounted for 95.2% of total with sales of $134.33
The media market is expected to grow to $146.73
million in the next quarter.
LTO sales were slightly down at
4.9 million units in Q4.
LTO-6 continued its ramp in the
quarter accounting for 14% of units and 32% of dollars.
LTO-5 was moderately down in the
quarter. It accounted for 37% of unit sales and 31% of dollars.
LTO-4 was down. It represented 35% of
units and 26% of dollars.
LTO-3 sales declined -17%. They
accounted for 12% of volume and 9% of dollars.
LTO-1 was down -24% and
LTO-2 was off -17%. Combined, they
accounted for 2% of units and 2% of dollars. HP led the LTO market with a 32%
share. Fuji was the second largest supplier and IBM was third. Q1 LTO sales are
expected to be moderately up. They will be supported by growth of LTO-6 and
relatively steady volumes of LTO-5.
cartridge volume was off -18% to .33 million units in Q4.
DAT-72 accounted for 41% of unit sales and 41% of the value
of the segment.
DAT-160 accounted for 37% of the value
of the segment and
DAT-320 sold 4%. HP led the DDS/DAT
market with a 73% share. Segment dollar sales amounted to $4.63 million.
cartridge sales amounted to .02 million units. HP led the segment. It was
followed by Quantum and Maxell. DLT-S dollar sales are expected to be off to
$0.90 million in Q1.
DLT-V sales were off at .01
million units. Their value was $0.22 million.
DLT-VS1 cartridges accounted for 72% of units. Quantum led
the segment with a 44% share. HP was second at 28%. Sales of DLT-V are expected
to be lower in Q1.
media supports its respective installed bases of drives. Total AIT cartridge
volume in the quarter amounted to .01 million units. Sony was the sole supplier
of the product.
QIC cartridges in the
quarter totaled .01 million units. Their value was $.45 million. Imation
dominated the segment with a market share of 97%.
8mm metal particle cartridge amounted to
.0003 million units worth $0.002 million. Sony led the segment with an 87%
Tandberg Data supplied
8mm metal evaporated
cartridges for its
Mammoth drives. Sales were .0003 million units in the