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Worldwide Solid State Drive Forecast Update, 2018–2022

Worldwide Solid State Drive Forecast Update, 2018–2022

This IDC study presents an updated outlook at the SSD market through 2022. The SSD industry dynamics associated with 2018 and the end-device forecast changes are aggregated, analyzed, and applied to IDC's long-term SSD forecast in terms of units, revenue, and petabytes for each consumption category of SSDs (client, enterprise, and commercial)."Following a prolonged period of firm pricing, price erosion has returned for the SSD market," said Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president for Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies. "Lower prices, coupled with the need for faster, more efficient access to our data in client devices and enterprise datacenter solutions will drive adoption higher, with SSD industry revenue increasing at a 2017–2022 CAGR of 9%."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Client Segment Outlook
SSDs in the PC Market
SSDs in the Consumer Electronics Market
SSD Forecast in the Client Market
Enterprise Segment Outlook
Enterprise SSD Interface Outlook
SSD Forecast in the Enterprise Segment
Commercial Segment Outlook
SSD Forecast in the Commercial Segment
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Decline of NAND Flash Memory Costs
Continued Adoption of SSD in the Client Market
Expanding Use of Flash in Both Servers and Network-Based Enterprise Storage
Cost of Competing Technologies
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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