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 portable PCs, desktop PCs, enterprise storage systems, video surveillance, and consumer electronics/industrial applications. In addition, the service provides quarterly shipment analysis by HDD form factor, interface, and supplier. With its detailed tracking database, IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Disk service helps bring clarity to noteworthy market and technology trends affecting HDD product requirements and demand.
Further, IDC's Storage Mechanisms: Disk service analyzes and forecasts the worldwide demand for HDD components (heads, media, substrates, and suspensions). Quarterly four-quarter and annual five-year forecast reports (in an Excel spreadsheet and pivot table format) are delivered, providing clients with insight into the demand for HDD components and the underlying technology trends.