SOURCE: Storage Visions

May 11, 2005 09:00 ET

2005 Integration of Digital Storage Into Consumer Electronics Report Predicts 40% of Hard Disk Drives Used in Consumer Applications by 2010

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2005 -- The recently released 2005 Integration of Digital Storage into Consumer Electronics Report shows strong growth in digital storage for consumer electronics applications. The report outlines four phases of storage integration into consumer devices that could lead to major architectural changes in digital storage devices as well as significant cost reductions for consumer devices that use digital storage. Analysis and projections are made for mobile vs. fixed consumer device storage, embedded vs. removable digital storage, areal density growth of hard disk drives and resulting storage capacities for various form factor disk drives, comparison of flash vs. hard disk drive storage, and pathways to widespread network storage in the home.

Some of the trends presented in this report are:

--  By 2010, we expect that close to 40% of total shipped hard disk drives
    will be used in consumer applications, up from about 14% in 2004.
--  By 2010, 3.5-inch disk drive will comprise about 31% of the total
    volume, down from 67% in 2004.
--  One-inch disk drives with capacities of 8-10 GB using perpendicular
    recording will be available by the second half of 2005.
--  One-inch drive capacities of up to 20 GB could be available by the end
    of 2006.
--  By 2006-2007, we will see 1 TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives.
--  Home reference data could grow from 322 GB in 2005 to 1,933 GB by 2010
    for a digital home.
--  Total networked attached storage (NAS) in the home could total about
    15 M units by 2010, with about 25% of this number being multiple drive
    (RAID) storage systems.
    
A listing of the report table of contents as well as a list of figures and tables and the executive summary is available in the technical reports section of the Coughlin Associates website, www.tomcoughlin.com. You can also find information on the companion report 2005 Entertainment Content Creation and Digital Storage Report on the Coughlin Associates Website. Copies of the report(s) in PDF format can also be ordered from the website.

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