Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2022–2026

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Component Forecast, 2022–2026

This IDC study analyzes the hard disk drive component market for 2021–2026."In an environment of very strong enterprise petabyte demand growth, HDD suppliers are working to adapt HDD product mix to meet the needs of their largest customers, with for example new SMR designs and increased shipments of SMR drives, providing economical capacity increases in an environment of slower areal density gains," according to Ed Burns, research director of Hard Disk Drive and Storage Technologies research at IDC. "And while volume production of HAMR again seems to be on the horizon within the next two to three years, this will be a key milestone for HDD suppliers to demonstrate that they can adequately supply the rapidly growing appetite for petabytes in the cloud for years to come."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Key HDD Component Market Forecast Assumptions for 2021–2026
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
Lack of Cost-Competitive Random-Access Storage Technology Alternatives to HDDs for Enterprise Datacenters
Data Compression and Storage Efficiency Improvements
Personal Compute Supply Chain Participants and OEMs Pushing More Rapid Decline in Use of HDDs in New Mobile and Desktop PCs
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
IDC's Worldwide HDD Component Research and Data Modeling Process
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