Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast Update, 2019–2023

Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast Update, 2019–2023

This IDC study presents an update to the Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Forecast, 2019–2023 (IDC #US45022919, May 2019). The worldwide HDD forecast update integrates IDC's current IT hardware and consumer electronics products forecasts through 2022 as well as updated HDD and solid state drive (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, 2019-2023, IDC #US45586419, October 2019), HDD product transitions, and HDD price-per-gigabyte declines for each HDD product segment."SSD attach rates to new PCs are rising faster than previously expected, which is impacting future portable and desktop PC HDD unit demand and revenue negatively," according to Ed Burns, research director, Hard Disk Drive and Storage Technologies. "Overall HDD petabyte demand is still expected to grow over the forecast as end users continue to shift from distributed data storage on underutilized endpoints to storing data in centralized cloud service provider hyperscale datacenters that leverage high-capacity enterprise HDDs."

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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/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
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
Declining SSD Pricing and Increasing SSD Supply 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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