PriceG2's market research reports are designed for industry professionals to optimize their business in the retail channel. The reports are published weekly in a .PDF file and characterize industry market pricing,
price erosion, product availability and new technology introductions. Tables in the reports track the industry overall and individual product suppliers.
MarketVision reports track the HDD or Flash Memory (including SSD, USB Flash Drives, and Memory Cards) industries. The reports are organized into sections to provide the industry professional
a quick reference on the retail metrics they are looking for. Here is a description of the HDD MarketVision report.
QuickReport - this section shows the lowest prices found in the most recent week for each of the major form factor products. This section is useful to print out before attending a tactical pricing meeting.
Market Statistics - this section shows general market statistics, graphs for $/GB, and availability charts for Desktop Internal 3.5" HDDs, Enterprise Internal-15K RPM
3.5" HDDs, and Portable Internal 2.5" HDDs. These pages include:
Highest Capacities – highest capacity HDDs found by manufacturer
SKU Count – counts the total number of SKUs found listed by major product category. This chart is useful to see the most popular product category advertized in the retail channel.
External Interfaces – counts the total number of SKUs offered advertised with a certain interface capability
$/GB Charts – graphs the lowest price found per GB for each capacity HDD
Availability – shows the total number of days wait before shipping each product can ship. This page is useful to see when products go on shortage or become unavailable.
Yearly Price Trend Tables – tracks the lowest prices found for each capacity point and each major form factor throughout the entire year. If you purchased only a
single quarters' report, then the yearly price trend table would only show just that one
quarter. If you subscribe to PriceG2's weekly MarketVision report service, this table will
reflect the lowest prices found throughout the calendar year.
Internal Drive Low Prices – tracks the lowest prices found for each internal hard disk drive capacity point and each major form factor throughout 13 weeks of the quarter. The form factors include: Desktop Internal 3.5", Enterprise Internal 3.5"-15KRPM,
Portable Internal 2.5", Portable Internal 1.8", Portable Internal 1.0".
External Drive Low Prices – tracks the lowest prices found for each external hard disk drive capacity point and each major form factor throughout 13 weeks of the quarter. The form factors include: Desktop External 3.5", Portable External 2.5",
Portable External 1.8", Portable External 1.0".
Channel Presence – shows a summary of each major retailer and the HDD products that they carry. This is useful to quickly see which suppliers' products the retailers currently carry in their product lineup.
Weekly SKU Changes - this section shows the models that were either added or removed by the retailers each week. This section is useful to determine if a new product enters the market or if a supplier's products are discontinued in whole or in part by a retailer.
Sample Data – this page gives an example of the raw data that PriceG2 tracks. The client can get access to this raw data by upgrading their subscription to HDD MaxVision.