This research covers the planet outlook for personal computer tough disks with at minimum 40GB ability across much more than a hundred ninety international locations. For each year documented, estimates are offered for the latent demand, or likely business earnings (P.I.E.), for the place in question (in tens of millions of U.S. bucks), the per cent share the place is of the region, and of the world. These comparative benchmarks enable the reader to rapidly gauge a place vis-à-vis other folks. Making use of econometric types which task elementary financial dynamics inside of each place and across international locations, latent demand estimates are designed. This report does not discuss the particular players in the industry serving the latent demand, nor particular information at the solution level. The research also does not consider brief-time period cyclicalities that might affect recognized sales. The research, consequently, is strategic in nature, getting an aggregate and prolonged-operate view, irrespective of the players or merchandise associated. This research does not report genuine sales knowledge (which are simply unavailable, in a equivalent or constant manner in almost all of the international locations of the planet). This research provides, however, my estimates for the worldwide latent demand, or the P.I.E., for personal computer tough disks with at minimum 40GB ability. It also displays how the P.I.E. is divided across the world's regional and countrywide marketplaces. For each place, I also display my estimates of how the P.I.E. grows more than time (good or unfavorable development). In purchase to make these estimates, a multi-stage methodology was employed that is frequently taught in classes on worldwide strategic planning at graduate educational institutions of business.