Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 3.3%, totaling just over $5.9 billion, in the third quarter of 2012, research firm International Data Corp (IDC) said in its Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.
For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market posted just under $7.9 billion in revenues, representing 3.7% growth from the prior year's third quarter.
Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 7,104 petabytes, growing 24.4% year over year.
EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage systems market with 30.0% revenue share in the third quarter, followed by NetApp and IBM, which are tied for second with 11.9% and 11.7% market share, respectively.
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