Saturday, February 06, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Loses Memory-Chip patent Trial Against Nvidia
Twitter Suspends Accounts To Combat Extremism
Apple Error Message Killing iPhones After Replacing Displays
Mozilla Pulls The Plug On Firefox Smartphone OS
CDs Remain Popular In Japan
768 Gbit Micron 3D NAND Is Faster Than Samsung’s 256Gb V-NAND: ISSCC
Apple Dominated The Smart Watch Market In 2015
Sharp Close To Get Under Foxconn's Wings Following Friday Meeting
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > General Computing > Samsung...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 30, 2004
Samsung working on tiny drive


Samsung is joining the ranks of companies making tiny hard drives, with a device under development that will have a disk that measures just 0.85 inches in diameter.

A Samsung representative said Wednesday that the 0.85-inch drive is "in the R&D stage," and did not offer details about when a final product might be available.

Toshiba and GS Magicstor already have announced efforts to build drives of that size, which likely will be candidates to handle storage duties in cell phones with advanced functions. The massive cell phone market is seen as a potential new arena for hard drives. But it's not clear that 0.85-inch drives will be competitive against flash memory, a rival storage technology that is based on semiconductors.

Dave Reinsel, analyst with research company IDC, said cell phones of the future that store music and other sorts of data are likely to require 4 gigabytes of capacity, an amount that can be squeezed into a 0.85-inch drive. A tiny drive could store 4GB of data more cheaply than flash memory, he said, but flash is starting to encroach on the territory. "Flash is doing an amazing job of getting its price down," he said.

Samsung and Toshiba are rather unusual players in the hard drive market because they also make flash memory. Samsung pays Toshiba royalties for NAND, a type of flash.


Previous
Next
Want Windows XP for $36? Take a passage to India        All News        Instant messaging worm exploits JPEG flaw
Want Windows XP for $36? Take a passage to India     General Computing News      Instant messaging worm exploits JPEG flaw

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung Loses Memory-Chip patent Trial Against Nvidia
768 Gbit Micron 3D NAND Is Faster Than Samsung’s 256Gb V-NAND: ISSCC
Samsung Describes Its 10nm SRAM
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Coming At February's Unpacked 2016 Event
LG's Home Appliances Business More Profitable Than Samsung's
Samsung Reports Drop In Profit For Q4
Samsung Said To Unveil Phone Upgrade Program
Samsung SDI to Invest In Automotive Battery Business
Samsung Gear S2 Classic New Edition Launches Globally
Court Bans Sales Of Some Samsung Phones in The U.S
Samsung Begins Mass Producing 4-Gigabyte HBM2 DRAM
Samsung Announces Mass Production of 2nd Generation 14-Nanometer FinFET Logic Process Technology

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .