Global External Hard Disk Market 2016-2020

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  • Region: Global
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • Samsung Electronics.
  • Seagate Technology
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital
  • MORE
About the External Hard Disk Market

HDDs are classified into different categories such as digital, magnetic, non-volatile, random access, and data storage devices. There are two types of HDDs: internal HDDs and external hard disks. An internal HDD is an HDD that resides inside a computer and stores user's software and personal files. An external hard disk resides outside a computer, and it is used when the internal hard disk drive memory of a computer is not sufficient.

An external hard disk is connected to a device typically through a USB and has slower data transfer rates when compared to internal HDDs, which are connected through serial advanced technology attachment (SATA). As of 2016, the available capacities of external hard disks range from 500 GB to 1 TB.

The analysts forecast the global external hard disk market to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global external hard disk market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the unit shipments of external hard disks for individual consumers

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

- Americas
- APAC
- EMEA

The report, Global External Hard Disk Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
- Western Digital
- Seagate Technology
- Toshiba

Other prominent vendors
- Fujitsu
- Hitachi
- Samsung Electronics

Market drivers
- Multiple advantages of external hard disks

Market challenges
- Emergence of cloud-storage services

Market trends
- Innovation of high-storage portable external hard disks

Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2020 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?

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • Samsung Electronics.
  • Seagate Technology
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital
  • MORE
PART 01: Executive summary
  • Highlights
PART 02: Scope of the report
  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings
PART 03: Market research methodology
  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators
PART 04: Introduction
  • Key market highlights
PART 05: Comparison of HDDs and SSDs
  • History of HDDs and SSDs
  • Advantages and disadvantages of HDDs and SSDs
PART 06: Comparison of cloud and external hard disks
  • 0 to 20 GB
  • 20 to 100 GB
  • 100 to 500 GB
  • 500 GB to 1 TB
  • 1 TB+
PART 07: Hybrid drive
  • NAND flash
  • 3D NAND flash
  • Hybrid drive
PART 08: Industry overview
  • Printers
  • External hard disks
  • Pointing devices
  • PC gaming peripherals
  • Combos and keyboards
  • Headsets
  • Webcams
PART 09: Market landscape
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces model
PART 10: Geographical segmentation
  • Global external hard disk market by geography 2015-2020
  • APAC
  • Americas
  • EMEA
PART 11: Buying criteria

PART 12: Market drivers
  • Multiple advantages of external hard disks
  • Low purchase cost
  • Increased need for storage
PART 13: Market challenges
  • Emergence of cloud-storage services
  • Growing popularity of external SSDs
  • Risk of theft and damage
PART 14: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 15: Market trends
  • Increasing popularity of wireless external hard disks
  • Innovation of high-storage portable external hard disks
  • Increasing popularity of slim external hard disks
PART 16: Vendor landscape
  • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendors
  • Other prominent vendors
PART 17: Summary of key figures

PART 18: Appendix
  • List of abbreviations
PART 19: About the Author

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 01: Standard currency conversion rates
Exhibit 02: Product offerings
Exhibit 03: Global HDD market by end-user 2015 (% share)
Exhibit 04: Market overview
Exhibit 05: ASPs of SSDs 2013-2015 ($ per GB)
Exhibit 06: Comparison of SSDs and HDDs
Exhibit 07: Comparison of cloud and external hard disk for different space requirements
Exhibit 08: Process node trend of technology transformation vendors
Exhibit 09: Circuitry of an electronic device
Exhibit 10: Types of NAND flash memory
Exhibit 11: ASP of NAND Memory 2003-2015
Exhibit 12: Key developments
Exhibit 13: Global PC peripherals market by product 2015-2020
Exhibit 14: Percentage contribution of each PC gaming peripheral 2015
Exhibit 15: Global external hard disk market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 16: Global external hard disk market 2015-2020 (units in millions)
Exhibit 17: Five forces model
Exhibit 18: Global external hard disk market by geography 2015-2020
Exhibit 19: Global external hard disk market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: External hard disk market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 21: External hard disk market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 22: External hard disk market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 23: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 24: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 25: Impact of trends
Exhibit 26: Western Digital business segmentation 2015
Exhibit 27: Seagate Technology business segmentation 2015
Exhibit 28: Toshiba business segmentation 2015
Exhibit 29: Other prominent vendors
Exhibit 30: Summary of key figures
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • Samsung Electronics.
  • Seagate Technology
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital
  • MORE
New Report Released: - Global External Hard Disk Market 2016-2020

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global external hard disk market: Western Digital, Seagate Technology, and Toshiba.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Samsung Electronics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “A trend which has helped to boost market growth tremendously is the innovation of high-storage portable external hard disks. In March 2016, Seagate introduced Innov8, world's biggest portable external hard disk with a capacity of 8 TB. It uses a USB 3.1 standard cable which supplies power of up to 100 W to connected devices to power itself from a single USB port. This new product from Seagate will have a major impact on the market as it is portable and USB powered.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the multiple advantages offered by external hard disks. For instance, the extra space offered by portable external hard disks frees up additional space. the disk space on the workstation is full, functions such as video editing become difficult. This issue can be overcome by using hard drives for such specific purposes. Different drives can be used for different types of projects.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the emergence of cloud-storage services.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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- Western Digital
- Seagate Technology
- Toshiba
- Fujitsu
- Hitachi
- Samsung Electronics.
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