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SURVEY RESULTS ON CD STORAGE PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA’S IT MARKET

SURVEY DATE: 30TH OCTOBER, 2002

Jidaw.com has just concluded a survey in Nigeria’s IT Market on CD and Multimedia Storage products. Here are the results of the survey. We hope you find the findings useful.

CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive & CD-writer

The survey focused on the above-mentioned storage devices, as they are the most common in Nigeria’s IT Market.

CD-ROM drive only reads information stored on music CDs and CD-ROM discs. A DVD-ROM disc can read CD-ROM discs, music CDs and DVD-ROM discs. The CD-Writer allows you to record on a CD-Writable discs many times and to read information stored on music CDs and CD-ROM discs.

Physical Appearance
These devices are physically the same except that CD-writer has more weight and in front of it is written “CD-writer”. Enhance Integrated Device Electronic EIDE and Small Computer System Interface SCSI are the two common technologies for these devices. EIDE types are commonly used because, they are cheap, available and is a standard for most computer manufacturers. While SCSI are commonly used on server systems and is more expensive. SCSI is good for server computers because it has fault tolerance features such as RAID (Radial Array for Inexpensive Disk).

Speeds
Different speeds are supported by these devices and these are shown in front of the devices. For Instance, 56x (for CD-ROM drive); 16x (for DVD-ROM drive); and 40x, 12x, 40x (for the CD-writer).

Storage
CD-ROM drive is the most popular type of drive that permits read only. This device uses a media called CD-ROM disc, which can store up to 900MB of information.
With today’s’ technology, information up to 4.7GB can be stored on a special disc called Digital Versatile Disc (DVD). And the Information on DVD-ROM can only be read by a special Drive called DVD-ROM drive.

Costs in Nigeria’s IT Market
In addition, listed below are the Bands, Speeds and Costs for the models that can be seen in the market today.

CD-ROM DRIVE
(a) Super 52x =N3,500
56x =N3,700

(b) Liteon 56x =N3,700

DVD-ROM DRIVE
(a) Liteon 16x =N8,000
(b) Mercury 16x =N8,000
(c) ARTEC 16x =N7,800

CD-ROM WRITER
(a) HP =N27,000
(b) Liteon /40x, 12x, 48x =N12,500
(c) Optorite /40x, 12x, 40x =N12,500
(d) LG /40x, 12x, 40x =N13,000
(e) Artec /32x, 12x, 48x =N12,500


Ayo Adenyi and Tunde Ayolomo of Jidaw.com conducted this survey. You can contact them on e-mail: info@jidaw.com , or call 234-1-4964654, 4808445
Did they miss anything? Please share your comments, questions, and input on this at info@jidaw.com

You can also find Nigeria’s Computer Buyers guide with price information on fast selling computer items on this link:
http://www.jidaw.com/guide.html
A recently updated list of Computer Hardware Vendors in Nigeria is also here:
http://www.jidaw.com/guide.html#vendor

Also check, the Fast Moving Items Report on:
http://www.jidaw.com/article11.html

 

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