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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast Update, 2018-2022

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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast Update, 2018-2022
Published: December 12, 2018 Content info: 22 Pages

This IDC study presents an update to the Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2018-2022 (IDC #US43766218, May 2018). The worldwide HDD forecast update integrates IDC's current IT hardware and consumer electronics products forecasts through 2022 as well as updated HDD and solid state drive (SSD) technology transition assumptions. This forecast also reflects updated HDD and SSD attach rate assumptions in systems, particularly where the mass storage device is fungible in the system or device.Underpinning the worldwide HDD forecast update are IDC's assumptions regarding HDD technology transitions that will affect the pace of HDD areal density growth (see Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2018-2022), HDD product transitions, and HDD price-per-gigabyte declines for each HDD product segment."Rapid and unexpected changes in HDD petabyte demand from cloud service provider customers is a dynamic that can affect the enterprise HDD unit and petabyte shipment, and revenue forecast significantly in the short term," according to John Rydning, research vice president for Hard Disk Drives. "In the long term, the trend is clear: the enterprise market will continue to drive HDD petabyte shipment growth and sustain annual HDD industry revenue at or near current levels."

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Product Code: US44502318

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

  • Enterprise HDD Market Segment
    • OEM Server
    • OEM Storage
    • ODM Direct (Non-OEM)
  • Client HDD Market Segment
    • Portable PCs and Detachable Tablets
    • Desktop PCs
  • Personal and Entry-Level Storage
  • Video Surveillance
  • Consumer Electronics, Industrial, and Commercial HDD Market Segments

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Digital Transformation and Data Growth
      • Price Elasticity of Demand for High-Capacity HDD Storage in Enterprise Datacenters
      • Expanding Use of Video Surveillance and Video Analytics and Longer Video Retention Times
    • Inhibitors
      • Data Compression and Storage Efficiency Improvements
      • Substitution of SSDs for HDDs in Systems
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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