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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2019-2023

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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2019-2023
Published: May 7, 2019 Content info: 23 Pages

This IDC study presents an update to the Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast Update, 2018-2022. The worldwide HDD forecast update integrates IDC's current IT hardware and consumer electronics products forecasts through 2023 as well as updated HDD and 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."SSD prices are declining more rapidly than previously forecast, impacting the demand outlook for HDDs negatively," according to John Rydning, research vice president, Hard Disk Drives, IDC. "In addition, enterprise HDD petabyte demand is growing more slowly for all years of the forecast than IDC had expected in the prior HDD forecast. These two factors combined will result in HDD industry revenue steadily declining from $24.4 billion in 2018 to $21.2 billion in 2023."

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Product Code: US45022919

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
      • 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
      • Rapidly Declining SSD Pricing Leading to Substitution of SSDs for HDDs in Systems
      • Data Compression and Storage Efficiency Improvements
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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