IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Disk service analyzes and forecasts the worldwide demand for hard disk drives (HDDs). It segments annual HDD forecasts by system platform, including mobile PCs, desktop PCs, enterprise storage systems, and consumer electronics/industrial applications. In addition, the service provides quarterly consumption analysis by form factor, interface, and HDD vendor. With its detailed tracking database, IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Disk service also helps bring clarity to noteworthy market and technology trends affecting HDD product requirements and demand.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
"Winchester" hard disk drives (i.e., HDDs)
HDD consumption and forecast (annually and quarterly)
HDD factory revenue (annually and quarterly)
HDD vendor performance analysis (quarterly)
HDD features (e.g., hybrid, encryption) adoption trends
Hard Disk Drive Forecast and Analysis
Hard Disk Drive Competitive Analysis
Significant Trends Reported Quarterly
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.
Key Questions Answered
How will market share shifts affect supplier strategies?
What factors and markets drive the demand for HDDs?
To what extent will new storage technologies find a fit in today's HDD market?
How will emerging trends affect HDD product requirements?
What is the future revenue opportunity associated with HDD technology?
Hard Disk Drive Analysis Methodology
IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Disk service examines how HDD vendors are positioning themselves to compete in the disk drive market. This service analyzes the product strategies, competitive positioning, financial viability, and overall strategic direction of major disk drive vendors in the storage market as well as their relationships with various disk drive component suppliers. Vendors associated with the disk drive industry include the following:
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