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Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2018–2022

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide hard disk drive market."HDD industry revenue will decline at a much slower rate than HDD unit shipments because of the ongoing shift in the mix of HDD shipments, with the enterprise market making up a higher percentage of HDD demand and revenue each year through 2022," according to John Rydning, research vice president for Hard Disk Drives. "Although SSD adoption will continue to impact HDD unit shipments negatively, growing demand for high-capacity and low-cost HDD storage, especially from cloud service provider customers, is helping stabilize the revenue outlook for the HDD industry."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Enterprise HDD Market Segment
OEM Server
OEM Storage
ODM Direct
Client HDD Market Segment
Portable PCs
Desktop PCs
Personal and Entry-Level Storage
Video Surveillance
Consumer Electronics, Industrial, and Commercial HDD Market Segments
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
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
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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