Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2021–2025

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2021–2025

This IDC study analyzes the hard disk drive component market for 2020-2025."HDD suppliers continue to push the limits of mechanical engineering while making progress on areal density using both energy assist and conventional magnetic recording technologies," according to Ed Burns, research director, Hard Disk Drive and Storage Technologies research at IDC. "And while the implementation of the newer energy assist technologies appears to be slower than expected, it will be important to see the introduction of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) into high-volume production, enabling average area density to resume its historical growth trajectory so that the industry can adequately supply the insatiable appetite for petabytes in the cloud."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Key HDD Component Market Forecast Assumptions for 2020-2025
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Continued Shift to the Cloud Driving Growth in Cloud Service Provider Hyperscale Datacenter HDD Demand
Data Growth Driving the Demand for Higher-Capacity HDDs in Enterprise Datacenters
Proof-of-Space (and Time) Crypto Currencies Driving New Upside in Demand for High-Capacity HDDs
Data Compression and Storage Efficiency Improvements
Blockchain Storage Options Likely to Have Mixed Impacts
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
IDC's Worldwide HDD Component Research and Data Modeling Process
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