Gartner Research

1999 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Drive Market Shares

Published: 03 July 2000

ID: G0089344

Analyst(s): Masaki Suzuki , Mary S. Craig

Summary

A CD-ROM drive is a standard feature of practically every PC shipped today. CD-ROM drive market shares shifted dramatically in 1999 as companies in Taiwan and Korea vied for, and captured, significantly higher market share percentages over 1998. Although DVD-ROM drives shipped in higher quantities in 1999, the DVD-ROM market still fell short of the optimistic expectations held by the manufacturers in the early stages of its introduction. In this Perspective, Dataquest presents its findings and provides an analysis of the market shares for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives in 1999.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview of the 1999 CD-ROM Market
    • Half-Height CD-ROM Drive Market Shares for 1999
    • Slim CD-ROM Drive Market Shares for 1999
  • Overview of the 1999 DVD-ROM Market
    • Half-Height DVD-ROM Drive Market Shares
    • Slim DVD-ROM Drive Market Shares for 1999
  • Dataquest Perspective

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