The surge in growth of digital audio and video files as well as digital cameras is creating a mini-boom in the home network storage market, researchers at In-Stat said Tuesday.
Consumer network storage will grow by more than 50 percent in the coming years, In-Stat predicted.
“During 2005, five more primary vendors entered the network storage market,” said Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst, in a statement.
In-Stat said that vendors are challenged to educate consumers about the differences between external PC hard drives and storage attached to a home network.
Increased media adapter functionality is being added to the home network storage landscape, the market research firm noted.