Global Serial Attached Storage (SAS) Solid-state Drive (SSD) Market 2017-2021

  • Published: May 2017
  • Pages: 70
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This industry research report identifies Kingston Technology, Micron, Samsung, Toshiba, and Western Digital as the key vendors in the global serial attached storage (SAS) and solid-state drive (SSD) market. This industry research report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by end-user (enterprise and client) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global serial attached storage (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global serial attached storage (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) market will grow steadily over the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 4% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the growing requirement for cloud-based data centers as one of the key growth factors of the SAS SSD market. Owing to the benefits such as security, reliability, scalability, and cost reduction, organizations are increasingly focused on using cloud-based data centers to store ample amount of information on a daily basis. Moreover, consumers also prefer the use of popular cloud service providers such as Amazon web service, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud to meet their increasing business demands. This extensive use of cloud-based data centers will create a significant need for data storage systems, which will stimulate the growth of the SAS SSD market over the next few years.

In addition to the growing requirement for cloud-based data centers, the emergence of 3D NAND will also influence the growth of the market. NAND flash device architectures are one dimensional, which allows the storage of more data by increasing the density. Due to its benefits such as better endurance and the consumption of less power, the vendors are making huge investments towards the development of 3D NAND and pci ssd card. This will increase the storage capacity beyond the size of the hard drives of SAS SSD and subsequently fuel the growth of the PCIE  solid state drive (SSD) market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The SAS SSD market is characterized by the presence of a limited number of players. The vendors in the market have a strong foothold and are focusing on innovations to keep up the pace with technology. The presence of vendors with a strong customer base who control the supply chain and have a high penetration in the application segments poses as major barriers for new players to enter the PCIE  solid state drive (SSD) market . The vendor competition in the market is low and with the key players focusing on acquiring smaller market vendors, the market will get further consolidated in the coming years.

The leading vendors in the market are –

  • Kingston Technology
  • Micron
  • Samsung
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital

Market segmentation by end-user and analysis of the SAS SSD market

  • Enterprise
  • Client

During 2016, the enterprise segment accounted for the major shares of the global SAS SSD market. The growing adoption of cloud-based data center is promoting the growth of the PCIE  solid state drive (SSD) market in this segment. Moreover, the increasing adoption of SSD for mission critical application as an alternative to HDD and the rapid technological advances in flashed-based array offering are also propeling the adoption of SAS among end-users in this segment.

Market segmentation by geography and analysis of the SAS SSD market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geographic regions, the Americas dominated the SAS SSD market during 2016. Countries in this region such as the US and Canada are the primary adopters of new technologies. The substantial shift toward containerized data centers will influence the growth of the PCIE solid state drive (SSD) market in this region. Owing to the presence of several data center facilities in the US, the region witnesses a significant demand for data center storage systems, which will again fuel the growth of the SAS and SSD market. Additionally, the preference of enterprises in the region towards energy-efficient IT infrastructure, that will increase the demand for mission-critical and high-performance storage infrastructure, will also drive market growth.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global SAS SSD market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global SAS SSD market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global SAS SSD market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global SAS SSD market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares in the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global SAS SSD market?

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According to our market research analysts, the demand for SAS SSD increase due to the numerous advantages of SSDs. This upcoming report by Technavio is an essential part of the hardware and semiconductor industry and offers a detailed study of rapidly growing sectors like semiconductor equipment. Furthermore, to help clients gain a grip over market competitors, Technavio offers vital information on the important market drivers and trials, and also provides detailed information on all the vendors who hold significant positions in the embedded systems industry.

To correctly estimate the embedded systems industry’s growth forecasts, our team of market research experts pursue a triangulated research approach of primary and secondary data techniques and also conduct a detailed analysis of some factors, including the latest technological evolution and the demand for products and services across different geographical areas. With an aim to help clients frame new approaches for growth, our upcoming industry research report on the global SAS SSD market for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021 suggests executable ideas contrived from the data gathered from market sources such as manufacturers, channel partners, regulatory bodies, and decision makers. Technavio also provides custom reports, which will help local vendors and global players targeting niche customer segments solidify their presence in the hardware and semiconductor industry.

Our upcoming industry research report on the global SAS SSD market also considers the growth of related markets such as stroboscope, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 7% by 2021. The upcoming industry research report for global SAS SSD market highlights the key drivers, probable trends, and the trials currently experienced by the embedded systems industry and also presents a holistic overview into the markets of computing devices.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary 

PART 02: Scope of  the report 

PART 03: Research Methodology  

PART 04: Introduction 

  • Key market highlights 

PART 05: Technology landscape 

PART 06: HDD versus SSD  

  • Advantages and disadvantages

PART 07: Market landscape  

  • Market overview   
  • Market size and forecast  
  • Five forces analysis 

PART 08: Market segmentation by end-user segmentation  

  • Enterprise  
  • Client 

PART 09: Geographical segmentation  

  • SAS SSD market in Americas 
  • SAS SSD market in EMEA  
  • SAS SSD market in APAC  

PART 10: Decision framework 

PART 11: Drivers and challenges 

  • Market drivers 
  • Impact of drivers on key customer segments 
  • Market challenges 
  • Impact of challenges on key customer segments 

PART 12: Market trends 

  • Emergence of 3D NAND  
  • Consolidation of data centers
  • Reduction in ASP of NAND flash memory 

PART 13: Vendor landscape  

  • Competitive scenario 
  • Key vendors 

PART 14: Appendix 

  • List of abbreviations 

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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