Western Digital
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.,
Server Disk Drives
Donaldson Company, Inc.
Dell Inc.

10 Disk Drive Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for disk drives as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 disk drive manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked disk drive companies as of February, 2024: 1.TERADYNE, 2.Server Disk Drives, 3.Western Digital.

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List of 10 Disk Drive Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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      • United States of America Address: 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Teradyne, founded in 1960, is an American automatic test equipment designer and manufacturer based in North Reading, Massachusetts. The company provides wireless test solutions for the development and manufacturing of wireless devices such as notebooks, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. These enable efficient and accurate testing processes during the production of these devices. Their products are used in computing, communications, consumer, identification, and internet applications, and are certified by ISO 9001:2015 industry standards.

    • Western Digital
      • United States of America Address: 5601 Great Oaks Parkway San Jose, California, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Western Digital, founded in San Jose, CA in 1986 is a manufacturer of data storage solutions such as USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards and Data Center Storage. The company's product portfolio includes Solid State Drives (SSDs), Hard Drives (HDDs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Embedded Flash and Accessories. The company serves markets including Automotive and Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage and Electronics and IT Infrastructure. They also provide services such as equipment repair, instrumentation system upgrades, warranty service and technical support.

    • Donaldson Company, Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 1400 W 94th Street Bloomington, Minnesota, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Donaldson Company, Inc. is a manufacturer headquartered in Hennepin County, Minnesota, specializing in filtration technologies. The company was established in 1915 when Frank Donaldson Sr. invented an air cleaner for farm tractors. Today, Donaldson offers filtration products and solutions, including bulk tank filtration systems and engineered air intake systems designed for gas turbines and industrial compressors. Additionally, the company provides engine filters and parts, along with Internet of Things (IoT) services to monitor and maintain filtration equipment. Donaldson's products find application across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and transportation.

      • Japan Address: 338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Nidec Corporation was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 and is a conglomerate with over 200 subsidiaries. Primary products are hard-disk drive motors and automotive parts, and specializes motors ranging from miniature to gigantic. Nidec’s products are used in robotics, automotive, home appliances, agriculturel equipments well as molding, cutting, and machining equipment and sensors.

    • Sabrent

      Manufacturer Overview

      Sabrent, located in Los Angeles, California, and established in 1998, is a manufacturer of a wide range of computer peripherals and accessories.  The company specializes in crafting products such as storage solutions, memory devices, cables, hard drive accessories, and card readers. They have introduced the 8TB Rocket Q, 16TB dual Rocket Thunderbolt Dock, 8TB Rocket 4 Plus, 512GB UHS-II SD card, and 1TB CFexpress cards.  The company serves more than 100 countries, offering a diverse catalog of over 400 products, which now includes RAM, SD cards, and CFexpress cards.

    • Seagate

      Manufacturer Overview

      Seagate Technology Holdings plc, established in 1978 as Shugart Technology, is a manufacturer headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Fremont, California, United States, specializing in data storage solutions. The company offers cloud, edge, and data centers, encompassing data storage systems, enterprise drives, and edge-to-cloud mass storage platforms. Specialized drives such as gaming hard drives and solid-state drives (SSDs), network-attached storage (NAS) devices, video analytics hard drives, and both internal and external drives for personal storage are also part of the company’s portfolio. These offerings serve a range of industries including autonomous vehicles, media and entertainment, surveillance and security, and telecommunications.

    • Dell Inc.

      Company Overview

      Dell Inc. is an American developer and manufacturer of personal computers and related products established in Round Rock, Texas in 1984 as a business unit of Dell Technologies. The company primarily designs and produces various personal computers, including desktop, laptop, netbook, and tablet models. They also manufacture servers, storage devices, computer peripherals, and network switches to wide a range of specifications, including for large enterprises or competitive gaming. Dell, Inc. operates globally with more than 50 facilities, sales offices and distribution centers across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Disk Drive Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the disk drive page as of February 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. NIDEC SANKYO: 114,371
  2. Seagate: 40,000

Newly Established Company

  1. Server Disk Drives: 2012 (12 years ago)
  2. Sabrent: 1998 (26 years ago)
  3. Seagate: 1978 (46 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Donaldson Company, Inc.: 1966 (58 years ago)
  2. Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.,: 1969 (55 years ago)
  3. NIDEC SANKYO: 1973 (51 years ago)

Disk Drive Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Disk Drive Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 4 80.0%
Japan Japan 1 20.0%

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