By Jeff Burt via Enterprise Storage Forum

Expansion of hyperscale environments, a rebound in OEM demand in an economy rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the Chia cryptocurrency is helping to fuel growth in hard-disk drive (HDD) shipments around the world.

According to a recent report by market research firm TrendFocus, HDD unity and capacity shipments in the second quarter hit record numbers, with about 19 million units and 240 exabytes (EB) moving. The previous record number for unit shipments was 17.19 million in the first quarter of 2020; for capacity, the previous record was 193 EB in the first quarter this year.

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