IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Solid State Storage Technologies service analyzes and forecasts the worldwide demand for solid state drives (SSDs). This service is designed to help clients understand the dynamics, trends, and opportunities for SSDs. SSD shipments are segmented and tracked by form factor, market application, technology type, and capacity range. In addition, worldwide industry revenue is tracked by the same metrics, which allows the calculation of average sales value (ASV) for various configurations. An annual long-term forecast and analysis, a midyear update, and a quarterly report (Excel spreadsheet and pivot table) is delivered to each SSD client delineating total market shipments broken out by capacity and by form factor.
- SSDs designed as a substitute for disk drives with similar interfaces, form factors, and embedded advanced controller functionality
- Does not include SSD storage devices connected via USB, FireWire, or any other external interface (e.g., thumb drives, CF II, SD cards)
- Quarterly worldwide shipments of SSDs by segment, form factor, and technology
- Quarterly worldwide industry revenue by segment, form factor, and technology
- Annual forecast and analysis — split by market application, form factor, technology type, and capacity range
- Worldwide SSD Forecast and Analysis
- Worldwide Quarterly SSD Analysis
- Worldwide SSD Forecast and Analysis — Midyear Update
- Periodic Market Insights and Product Announcements
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
- What are the long- and near-term demands for SSDs?
- What applications are likely to adopt SSDs?
- What is the timing of SSDs' entry into the market?
- How competitive are SSDs with HDD trends?
- What are the market inhibitors/accelerators of adoption?
- What are the technology trends for SSDs?
- Are there opportunities to capture additional value, or are there any unique performance requirements based on the applications that favor SSDs?
This service reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the solid state storage technologies market, including:
BiTMICRO Networks, Crucial, Fusion-io, HGST, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Intel, Kingston, Memoright, Micron, NetApp, Nimbus, OCZ, PNY, PQI, RITEK, RunCore, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, Super Talent, Toshiba, Viking, Violin Memory, and Western Digital
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