Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Device Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Device Market Research Report: Information by Application (Laptop/Notebook, Servers, Desktop, and Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/9180-CR | August 2021 | Region: Global | 99 pages

Market Overview
The heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market is estimated tor egister a CAGR of over 38.8% to reach USD 287.42 million by the end of 2030.
Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is a magnetic storage device that dramatically increases the amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic device such as a hard disk drive by momentarily heating the disc material during recording, allowing them significantly more responsive to magnetic effects. From the perspective of HAMR device manufacturers, the advancement in industrial automation and related technologies primarily impacts the purchasing behavior of the customers. The global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market has been segmented based on application and region. Based on application, the global market has been segmented into laptop/notebook, servers, desktop, and others


COVID-19 Impact vs. Opportunities for Global Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Device Market:


Due to the increasing need for data storage, there is a greater need for affordable and efficient heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) devices. HAMR device manufacturers are already investing in research & development to provide better hard discs to businesses and individuals. There is an increasing need for high-performance hard disc drives with increased storage capacity. The advent of magnetic and digital technologies has dramatically changed the landscape of the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) devices market.


The increased use of electronic components in modern manufacturing has an influence on the consumer market as a result of production shutdowns. Manufacturers cannot produce components rapidly enough to accomplish the ever-increasing demand because of manufacturing unavailability even though raw materials are numerous. An increase in demand and unpredictable fluctuations in raw material prices affects supply chains and makes it difficult for manufacturers to achieve returns on investment.


Market Dynamics:



  • Drivers


Massive Growth in Digital Data Volumes: There are numerous types of data-generating devices, including images and video created or consumed for entertainment, images, and video from functional applications such as advertising & security, productivity-driven data such as files on PCs & servers, system logs, and significant amounts of databases created by embedded devices, machine to machine, and IoT. All of this results in more data as more traditional material is converted to digital, the entertainment collections expand, and video & audio resolution continues to improve.


Need for Robust and High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives: Increased drive capacity, higher performance, and continuously decreasing prices per megabyte of storage are characteristics that have generated widespread interest among computer users.


Increased Use of Smartphones, Laptops, and Tablets: In desktop and laptop computers and larger-scale data servers, heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) devices are critical for data storage. HAMR devices have grown in relevance and popularity in recent years, owing to the conventional manufacture of aluminum substrates.



  • Opportunities


Technological Advancements: The growing popularity of cloud computing has given rise to developments such as big data, digitalization, and business flexibility, all of which have resulted in integrated data ecosystems. This has boosted the demand for HAMR devices as they provide ample storage and low power consumption, noise, and heat generation.



  • Restraint


Growing Adoption of SSD: The demand for SSDs has been rapidly increasing with the growing number of cloud platforms, from traditional corporate private and new public clouds to personal clouds in homes. SSDs for cloud computing are becoming more popular due to improved capabilities such as high speed and quick data access.


High Manufacturing Cost: The global demand for advanced and electronic components is increasing with each passing year, resulting in a growth in the need for raw materials for manufacturing.



  • Value Chain Analysis


The value chain analysis for the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market comprises five key levels— raw material suppliers, device manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers & distributors, and end users. Raw material suppliers of HAMR devices include providers of materials used to manufacture magnetic components.


Segment Overview


The global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market has been segmented on the basis of application and region.


By application, the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market has been segmented into laptop/notebook, servers, desktops, and others. HAMR technology enables increasing the hard drive's storage capacity by fitting more data bits (also called grains) to each square inch of disk platter surface with the use of media magnetic technology and heat to write and read the data stored. Moreover, the hard drive manufacturing companies are investing heavily to offer hard drives with capacities of more than 40TB in the next couple of years and 100TB capacity by 2030.


The servers segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 36.8% during the review period.


Regional Analysis


The global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market has been studied across Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America accounted for the largest market share of 39.9% in 2020. HAMR enabled hard drives are expected to be widely deployed owing to their price differentiation and more extensive data storage capacities with the help of reduction in grain size and better signal noise.


The UK is one of the fastest adopters of heat-assisted magnetic recording devices among its peer countries in the region due to the digital transformation strategy adopted by the government, IT managers from large enterprises are upgrading their core software systems and increasing IT spending on the adoption of IoT, AI, and blockchain to enhance productivity in day-to-day business operations.


China has grown with an exponential growth rate contributing to the country’s overall economy. Additionally, the country is striving to become a global leader in innovation, highly advanced in technology, manufacturing hub with cheap labor, among other macro and micro-economic factors.


Competitive Landscape


Key players operating in the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market include Western Digital Corporation (US), Seagate Technology LLC (US), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan).


Recent Developments


Western Digital, in October 2017, launched a breakthrough innovation for delivering ultra-high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) to meet the future demands of Big Data with proven data center-level reliability. The company held an event at its headquarters in Silicon Valley to showcase the launch of the world’s first microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) HDD.


Seagate Technology, in November 2020, launched a product that uses heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology in its upcoming hard drives. This new tech significantly reduces grain size with better signal noise but will be priced higher than its perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) counterparts due to the required laser heating diode.


Report Overview


A Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) device is a magnetic storage method for hard drives in which a portion of the disc where the data is written is heated with a relatively small laser. The market has been segmented based on application and region. The main factors driving the growth of the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market include massive growth in digital data volumes, the need for robust and high-capacity hard disk drives, and increased use of smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Western Digital Corporation, Seagate Technology LLC, and Toshiba Corporation are expected to be the major players in the HAMR device market during the projected period.


Objective of the Study



  • To provide a comprehensive analysis of the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market and its sub-segments in the global market, thereby providing a detailed structure of the industry

  • To provide detailed insights into factors driving and restraining the growth of the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market

  • To estimate the market size of the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market where 2019 would be the historic period, 2020 shall be the base year, and 2021 to 2030 will be the forecast period for the study

  • To analyze the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market in four main geographies, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World

  • To provide country-wise market value analysis for various segments of the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market

  • To provide strategic profiling of key companies present across the globe and comprehensively analyze their competitiveness/competitive landscape in this market

  • To provide a value chain for the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market


Scope of the Report


The scope of the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market study includes the market size analysis and a detailed analysis of the vendor’s products and strategies. The market has been segmented based on application and region.


Intended Audience



  • Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Device Manufacturers

  • Suppliers and Traders of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Device and Related Products

  • Government, Associations, and Industrial Associations

  • Investors and Trade Experts



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 287.42Million
  CAGR   38.8% CAGR (2021–2030)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2030
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Western Digital Corporation (US), Seagate Technology LLC (US), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
  Key Market Opportunities   • High Adoption of Blockchain Technology for Payments, Smart Contracts, and Digital Identities
  Key Market Drivers   • Massive Growth in Digital Data Volumes • Need for Robust and High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives • Increased Use of Smartphones, Laptops, and Tablet


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The market size is estimated to reach USD 287.42 million by 2030.

Increased drive capacity, better performance, and continuously decreasing prices per megabyte of storage are characteristics that have generated widespread interest among computer users.

North America will hold the largest market share during the forecast period.

Key players active in the global heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device market include Western Digital Corporation (US), Seagate Technology LLC (US), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan).