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Invest Implications: 'Forecast: Hard-Disk Drives, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 3Q14 Update'

Published: 17 October 2014

ID: G00271409

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff

Summary

Gartner has slightly lowered its 3Q14 HDD unit/revenue forecast to reflect continuing weak PC demand, forecasting 2.1% compound annual growth (previously 2.2%) from 2013 through 2018, with revenue growing faster than units at 5.1% (previously 5.5%) and petabytes by 27.8% (was 27.9%).

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