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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2018–2022

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study analyzes the hard disk drive component market for the period from 2018 to 2022."Despite declining worldwide HDD unit shipments, the demand for HDD read/write recording heads, suspensions, disk media, and disk substrates remains relatively stable. At the same time, these critical HDD components will steadily become more complex to achieve higher HDD recording densities." — John Rydning, research vice president, Worldwide Hard Disk Drives

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Data Growth Driving the Demand for Higher-Capacity HDDs
HDD Areal Density Growth
Continued Adoption of SSDs and Embedded NAND in Client Devices
Increased Use of Flash and SSDs in Enterprise Storage and Servers
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
IDC's Worldwide HDD Component Research and Data Modeling Process
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