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Network Storage on Digital Home Networks

With consumer use of digital video and digital music on the rise, and significant penetration of home networks by broadband users, consumers are increasingly considering network storage, according to the latest market study by In-Stat.

The consumer network storage market grew at a faster pace in 2007, compared to 2006, and it has more than doubled in the last two years, the high-tech market research firm says. Although competition in this space has increased with more players, sound opportunities can be captured, including NAS, SAN, NDAS, and Windows Home Server platforms.

Vendors had been waiting for consumers to catch up with their network storage offerings, but that has begun to change. "However, many consumers are still not familiar with LAN-capable storage products," says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. "Consumer education is likely to benefit from Windows Home Server (WHS) partners."

The In-Stat research covers the worldwide market for home network storage. This global report includes forecasts through 2012 for each market segmentation by region, price tier, and storage capacity, in addition to wired vs. wireless LAN segments, and provides discussions about consumer network storage market trends, technology trends, suppliers, and 2007 worldwide vendor market shares.

In-Stat's market study found the following:

- WHS purchasers will mainly be educated by PC vendors, while traditional network storage purchasers will be educated by networking equipment and storage vendors.

- Capacities over 500GB made solid progress in 2007.

- In-Stat's industry-leading vendor matrix shows that media serving features continue to penetrate more models, as do remote access and DLNA compatibility.

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