3Q01 Disk Drive Capacity and Costs Analysis

April, 2002


Disk drive capacity will increase significantly during the next few years, and the price per gigabyte (GB) for generic storage will continue to decline. We have projected capacity and prices for drives used in midrange/server systems (SCSI) and stand-alone personal systems. As shown below, our projections through the year 2005 show hard drive capacity and commonly available price per GB.