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Long Live the Tape

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DQI Bureau
New Update

4 mm drives and LTOs seem to

be the popular choice and are likely to remain so in the near future;

however, over time, there is a possibility that networked storage media

could score over tape drives even in the secondary storage domain.

Asia/pacific

Country-based Tape Drive Market Value Of Shipments Forecast,

2004-2009 ($ mn)

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

CAGR (%)

% of Mrkt 2006

Australia

58

57

56

56

55

56

-1

22

Hong Kong

11

11

11

11

11

11

-1

4

India

36

37

37

37

37

38

1

15

Indonesia

27

27

26

26

26

26

-1

11

Korea

23

23

22

22

22

22

0

9

Malaysia

7

7

6

6

6

7

-1

3

New Zealand

11

11

10

10

10

10

-2

4

Philippines

3

3

2

2

2

2

-11

1

PRC

41

41

40

40

40

41

0

16

Singapore

10

10

10

10

10

10

-1

4

Taiwan

23

23

23

23

23

23

-1

9

Thailand

7

7

7

6

6

6

-2

3

Source: IDC

Asia/Pacific Branded Tape Drive, 2004-2009, 7/05

Asia/Pacific

Country-based Tape Drive Market Unit Shipments Forecast, 2004-2009

(Units)

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

CAGR (%)

% of Mrkt 2006

Australia

29,063

28,135

26,943

26,026

25,227

24,825

-3

19%

Hong Kong

6,432

6,183

5,873

5,622

5,400

5,265

-4

4%

India

31,204

31,175

30,823

30,746

30,792

31,334

0

22%

Indonesia

14,976

14,102

13,125

12,312

11,582

11,053

-6

9%

Korea

9,899

9,464

8,943

8,522

8,148

7,907

-4

6%

Malaysia

4,381

4,224

4,025

3,869

3,731

3,651

-4%

3%

New Zealand

6,501

6,221

5,877

5,594

5,329

5,145

-5%

4%

Philippines

1,691

1,495

1,298

1,125

967

831

-13%

1%

PRC

21,726

21,110

20,299

19,702

19,206

19,028

-3%

14%

Singapore

5,805

5,603

5,359

5,181

5,036

4,980

0%

4%

Taiwan

16,153

15,219

14,139

13,206

12,334

11,651

-6%

10%

Thailand

4,770

4,541

4,276

4,061

3,871

3,749

-5%

3%

Total

152,601

147,472

140,980

135,966

131,623

129,419

-3%

100%

Source: IDC

Asia/Pacific Branded Tape Drive, 2004-2009, 7/05

Though

Australia and China would continue to contribute the largest to the

tape drive market in the near future, India is likely to do a fast

catch up; in fact, in terms of unit shipment, India has already

moved ahead of China and would remain #2 to only Australia in the

A-Pac region.
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