Now that the SSD units are starting to approach to more “friendly” segment for the conventional user, and that the market is starting to point to cloud storage more than ever, hard disks are expected to start another. trend reducing sales by up to 50% compared to 2018. Nidec, a Japanese company that manufactures almost 85% of the DC motors used in the HDD, you have shared these figures, and since these engines are used almost in Exclusive on hard drives, any figure provided by this company should be reliable. In 2010 Nidec manufactured about 650 million engines; in 2018, 375, so the industry is suffering a sharp drop.
Although the company has manufactured about 290 million engines in 2019, it expects the remittances corresponding to the HDD to descend to 50% compared to last year. Data centers are acquiring large quantities of high-capacity hard drives for less volatile storage, while they are also made with SSD and DRAM for hot storage. In the case of the conventional public, what reigns is the SSD unit. Even the historically strong companies in HDD have been switching over to the SSD in the last year, with product lines that span several ranges. If you want to know more about the fall in prices, stop by Anandtech, where they study the situation in detail. By the way, if you use hard drives and do not do backups periodically, maybe you’ll get scared.