Published: 05 July 1999
Analyst(s): Fara Yale
The tape drive market becomes more exciting and competitive each year as new technologies are introduced and attempt to take market share from established technologies. This document contains detailed forecasts based on Dataquest's view of the tape drive market. Included are five years of historical data and the five-year forecast for each tape drive segment, showing unit shipments, factory average selling prices, end-user average purchase prices, revenue at both the vendor and end-user levels, retirements, and installed base. For most segments, history and forecast information by drive capacity is included. The 1998 unit market shares by company are also in this document.
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