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Forecast: Hard-Disk Drives, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 1Q13 Update

Published: 08 March 2013

ID: G00245359

Analyst(s): John Monroe


Although demand in many IT sectors declined in 3Q12 and 4Q12, the fundamentals for storage expansion remain sound. We estimate that HDD unit shipments will register a compound annual growth rate of 2.4% from 2012 through 2017. Growth in petabytes shipped will remain high, with a CAGR exceeding 42%.

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