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Kingston Tops List of Supplier Channel SSD Shipments in 2021

Kingston Technology has announced that it was able to successfully take the top spot for SSD unit market share in the channel for 2021. According to Kingston, the demand for SSDs remained high through the fourth quarter of 2021 due to continued growth in the client, enterprise, and OEM sectors. The company was also able to expand its product portfolio with the launch of two new high performance client M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSDs – the KC3000 and the Kingston FURY Renegade.

Analyst research company Trendfocus released market share date that showed Kingston as the number one client SSD vendor in the channel with a unit market share of 22.2% and 22.3 million client SSDs shipped in 2021. In the fourth quarter alone, the company’s client SSD market share grew to 26.8% in the channel, showing annual unit growth despite the ongoing component storage. 

According to Trendfocus, total client SSD units increased 12.4% year-over-year in 2021. Notebook PC units also increased 12% YoY while desktop PCs inched up 1% over the same period, which shows the growing adoption of solid-state drives by clients largely due to performance, size, and reduced power consumption.

“2021 saw a nearly 9% increase in total PC shipments1, the highest volume shipped since 2014. The transition of PC demand over to commercial models amplified an already high SSD-attach rate in notebook PCs and continued to fuel growth opportunities,” said Don Jeanette, vice president, TRENDFOCUS.

“The 2021 research findings validate Kingston’s growing presence and position in the SSD market,” said Kingston. “As we celebrate our 35 year anniversary, Kingston has been a consistent and trusted manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions. Over the past decade, we’ve continued to solidify our product portfolio with strong SATA offerings as well as distinct NVMe solutions optimized for notebooks and desktops. It takes an entire team to accomplish this feat and we both thank and share our success with our partners, vendors and customers.”