Disk storageis a broad category of storage mechanisms where data is recorded by various optical, mechanical, magnetic or electronic changes to a surface layer of one or more rotating disks. A disk drive is a device implementing such a storage mechanism. Notable types are, the floppy disk drive (FDD),the hard disk drive (HDD) containing a non-removable diskand its removablefloppy disk, and various optical disc drives and associated optical discmedia.Digital disk drives areblock storage devices. Each disk is divided into logicalblockswhich are collection of sectors. These blocks are addressed using their logical block addresses(LBA). Reading or writing operations happens on granularitybasis on these sectors.
Replacement for Traditional Memory Technologies, Increasing Applications Base and Faster Switching Time, High Endurance and Efficient Power Consumption are some of the driving forces for this market. While Issues with Storage Densities, Capacities and High Cost For Emerging Technologies are some factors hindering the growth of the market. Flexible Electronics and Flash Memory Market Replacementare some of the opportunities in this market.
Disk storage systems market is segmented on the basis of applications, geography and technology used. On the basis of applications the market is segmented into industrial automation, Energy and power Distribution applications, Automotive and transportation applications, consumer electronics, healthcare applications and military applications. On the basis of geography the market is segmented into North America, Europe, APAC and rest of the world (Row).
EMC, NetApp, IBM, HP, Seagate, Micron, SanDisk, HDS, LSI, WD Dell and Hitachi among others are some of the key players of Disk Storage Systems market.