Global Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Market 2014-2018

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Published : Apr-2014
No. of Pages : 68

Report Description

A HDD is a device used to store and retrieve data. A HDD consists of one or more stiff, rapidly rotating disks that are covered with magnetic material; these disks have magnetic heads that can read and write data to and from their surfaces. HDDs are very important devices for the secondary storage of data in computers. They are classified as digital, magnetic, non-volatile, random access, and data storage devices. There are two types of HDDs: internal and external. An internal HDD resides within a computer and stores the user’s software and personal files. An external HDD resides outside a computer and is used when the internal HDD memory does not have sufficient storage capacity.

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global HDD market will grow at a CAGR of 0.13 percent over the period 2013-2018.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global HDD market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales and unit shipments of HDDs for desktops, laptops, notebooks, ultrabooks, enterprise businesses, and consumer electronics such as gaming devices and music players. This report does not include HDDs for tablets or HDDs used in NAS and SAN, nor does it cover SSDs. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top three vendors in the market. In addition, the report discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the Global HDD market. It also outlines the challenges faced by vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market.

TechNavio’s report, the Global HDD Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global HDD market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Regions

  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

Key Vendors

  • Seagate Technology plc
  • Toshiba Corp.
  • Western Digital Corp.

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Buffalo Americas Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Co.
  • Lenovo Group Ltd.
  • Transcend Information Inc.

Key Market Driver

  • Growing Demand in the Enterprise Sector.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report.

Key Market Challenge

  • Growth of the Tablet Market.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report.

Key Market Trend

  • Miniaturization of HDDs.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report.
  • Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Table of Contents

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings

04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Size and Forecast by Revenue
06.2 Market Size and Forecast by Volume
06.3 Five Forces Analysis

07. Market Segmentation by End-user
07.1 Global HDD Market by End-user 2013-2018
07.2 Computers Segment in the Global HDD Market
07.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
07.3 Enterprise Segment in the Global HDD Market
07.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
07.4 Consumer Electronics Segment in the Global HDD Market
07.4.1 Market Size and Forecast

08. Geographical Segmentation
08.1 Global HDD Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018
08.2 HDD Market in the APAC Region
08.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
08.3 HDD Market in the Americas
08.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
08.4 HDD Market in the EMEA Region
08.4.1 Market Size and Forecast

09. Key Leading Countries
09.1 USA
09.2 China
09.3 Singapore

10. Buying Criteria

11. Market Growth Drivers

12. Drivers and their Impact

13. Market Challenges

14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

15. Market Trends

16. Trends and their Impact

17. Vendor Landscape
17.1 Market Share Analysis 2013

18. Key Vendor Analysis
18.1 Seagate Technology PLC
18.1.1 Business Overview
18.1.2 Business Segmentation
18.1.3 SWOT Analysis
18.2 Toshiba Corp.
18.2.1 Business Overview
18.2.2 Business Segmentation
18.2.3 SWOT Analysis
18.3 Western Digital Corp.
18.3.1 Business Overview
18.3.2 Business Segmentation
18.3.3 SWOT Analysis

19. Other Reports in this Series

List of Exhibits:

Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Global HDD Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 3: Global HDD Market by Unit Shipments 2013-2018 (units in million)
Exhibit 4: ASP of HDD 2013-2018 (US$)
Exhibit 5: Global HDD Market Segmentation by End-user (Unit Shipments) 2013
Exhibit 6: Global HDD Market Segmentation by End-user (Unit Shipment) 2013-2018
Exhibit 7: Computers Segment in the Global HDD Market 2013-2018 (unit shipments)
Exhibit 8: Enterprise Segment in the Global HDD Market 2013-2018 (unit shipments)
Exhibit 9: Consumer Electronics in the Global HDD Market 2013-2018 (unit shipments)
Exhibit 10: CAGR Comparisons between the Segments 2013-2018 (Unit Shipment)
Exhibit 11: Global HDD Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 12: HDD Market in the APAC Region 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 13: HDD Market in the Americas 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 14: HDD Market in the EMEA Region 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 15: CAGR Comparison between Geographies 2013-2018 (Revenue)
Exhibit 16: HDD Market in the US 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 17: HDD Market in China 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 18: HDD Market in Singapore 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 19: CAGR Comparison between Key Leading Countries 2013-2018 (Revenue)
Exhibit 20: Global HDD Market by Vendor Segmentation 2013 (Unit Shipment)
Exhibit 21: Business Segmentation of Toshiba Corp. FY2013
Exhibit 22: Seagate Technology PLC Business segmentation by Shipments (units in million) FY2013
Exhibit 23: Seagate Technology PLC Geographical Segmentation FY2013
Exhibit 24: Seagate Technology PLC Geographical Segmentation by Revenue FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 25: Seagate Technology PLC Revenues by Channel FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 26: Seagate Technology PLC Quarter-wise Revenue FY2013
Exhibit 27: Seagate Technology PLC Shipments (units in million) FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 28: Seagate Technology PLC R&D Expenditure 2011-2013 (US$ million)
Exhibit 29: Business Segmentation of Toshiba Corp.
Exhibit 30: Geographical Segmentation of Toshiba Corp. 2013 (by revenue)
Exhibit 31: Business Segmentation of Toshiba Corp. by Revenue (nine months ended FY2013)
Exhibit 32: Business Segmentation of Western Digital Corp.
Exhibit 33: Western Digital Corp. Business segmentation by Shipments (units in million) FY2013
Exhibit 34: Western Digital Corp. Geographical Segmentation FY2013
Exhibit 35: Western Digital Corp. Geographical Segmentation by Revenue FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 36: Western Digital Corp. Revenues by Channel FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 37: Western Digital Corp. Shipments (units in million) FY2011-FY2013
Exhibit 38: Western Digital Corp. R&D Expenditure 2011-2013 (US$ million)

Press Release for “Global Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Market 2014-2018” Report

Commenting on the report, an analyst team said: “One of the major trends witnessed in the market is the miniaturization of HDDs and the incorporation of HDDs with more storage capacity. The market vendors are developing HDDs with reduced size. Moreover, vendors are increasing the area density of HDDs, which leads to the reduction of form factors from 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch. Thus, HDDs are becoming smaller and denser, and have improved performance. For instance, the 500 GB HDD capacity has been increased to 640 GB, retaining the form factor of 3.5 inch. Similarly, the 320 GB HDD capacity has been increased to 375 GB, retaining the form factor of 2.5 inch.”

According to the report, there are several drivers in the Global HDD market, the most important of which is the growing demand for HDDs in the Enterprise sector. Most enterprises prefer to store their data in HDDs because they allow easy availability of data in a physical device.

Further, the report states that one of the key challenges is the growth of the Tablet market. The increasing adoption of tablet PCs affects the Global PC market, which ultimately has a negative impact on the Global HDD market.

The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Market: Seagate Technology plc, Toshiba Corp., Western Digital Corp., Buffalo Americas Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett Packard Co., Lenovo Group Ltd., Transcend Information Inc.

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Publisher : Infiniti Research Limited
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