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Disk storage still bouncing back, IDC says

Stephen Lawson | Sept. 3, 2010
HP led in enterprise disk products but won't get a big boost from 3Par's small sales total

A continuing explosion in the amount of data enterprises have to store will bring disk storage revenue back to pre-recession levels by 2011 or 2012, Conner believes. In the second quarter, the total disk storage systems capacity shipped grew 54.6 percent from a year earlier, reaching 3,645 petabytes, according to IDC. (Revenue grew at a lower rate because the cost per gigabyte of storage went down.)

"It's not something you can buy once and then forget about for five years," Conner said.


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