Gartner Research

Worldwide USB Flash Drive Market Forecast Trends: 2001-2007

Published: 07 October 2003

ID: G00117431

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth


Universal serial bus flash drive revenue is forecast to grow about 126 percent in 2003. Sustained growth is expected through 2007, as consumer education encourages its proliferation across multiple applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Methodology
  • USB Flash Drive Overview
  • USB Flash Drive Market Dynamics
    • NAND Flash Component Market Dynamics and Influence
    • USB Flash Drive Market Outlook
    • Capacity Trends
  • OEM and Retail Channels
  • USB Flash Drive Competitive Environment
    • Alternatives for Data Storage
    • Alternatives for Data Transfer
  • Applications
    • Laptop and Desktop Computers
    • Consumer Applications
    • Other Applications
  • Security
    • User Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Access Control
  • Regional Snapshot
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
  • Report Glossary

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.