Gartner Research

Dataquest Insight: USB Flash Drive Market Trends, Worldwide, 2001-2010

Published: 20 November 2006

ID: G00144272

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth


Universal Serial Bus flash drives continue to proliferate, with shipments set to pass 114 million in 2006. The smart USB flash drive segment will drive capacities and revenue growth as the appeal of this technology increases.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Methodology
  • USB Flash Drive Overview
    • USB Flash Drive Associations
  • USB Flash Drive Market Dynamics
    • USB Flash Drive Market Outlook
  • USB Flash Drive Competitive Environment
    • Flash Cards
  • Application Opportunities
    • Desktop and Notebook PCs
    • Consumer Applications
    • Other Applications
    • Promotional Content
  • Security
    • User Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Management/Access Control
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
  • Definitions

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