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Forecast: Hard-Disk Drives, Worldwide, 2014-2021, 3Q17 Update

Published: 13 November 2017

ID: G00324558

Analyst(s): Robert Preston , John Monroe


In this forecast update, Gartner foresees a negative 11.9% compound annual HDD unit shipment growth rate from 2016 through 2021. However, vendor revenue remains relatively stable due to profitable mix shifts, higher average selling prices and growth in petabytes delivered (up 16.5%).

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