Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Reports Fiscal 2014 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results
Hitachi Wearable Device Monitors Brain Functions
Hitachi Technology Stores Digital Data In 100 Recording Layers, Data Can be Stored For 300 million Years
Sony To Provide Refunds To Users Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
PC Outlook Remains Cautious
Trade Your iPhone for BlackBerry Passport And Get $550
GreatFire.org Unblocks BBC Chinese
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > PC Parts > Hitachi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 24, 2005
Hitachi ramps 6-Gigabyte Microdrive to high volume


Users of miniature MP3 players and other storage-demanding handheld consumer electronics can rejoice today as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies begins shipping its 6 gigabyte (GB) one-inch hard drive in high volume.

As the leader in one-inch hard drives, Hitachi is raising the stakes by making available the new Microdrive 3K6 with a suggested retail price reduction of up to 60 percent.

With 6 GB, the new Microdrive lets consumers carry even more of what they love ?1500-3000 songs, 6,000 pictures (1 MB each) or 8 hours of MPEG-4 video. Hitachi is making all this possible, now, at a significant price reduction, retailing the 6 GB Microdrive for $299 USD or pennies per megabyte. Hitachi's new suggested retail pricing represents the best value of capacity, reliability and performance at a price point that's affordable to virtually all owners of consumer devices . The Microdrive 3K6 is available in removable Compact Flash Type II and embedded versions.

Hitachi recently announced plans for a 20-percent smaller one-inch hard drive with 8-10 GB of capacity. The new drive -- nicknamed "Mikey," the baby Microdrive -- is expected later this year.

Priced to Sell
For the first time since its 1999 introduction, the new-generation Microdrive product is being offered at a suggested retail price of $299, representing a 40-percent reduction of Hitachi's standard debut price of $499 for the one-inch product. The 4 GB version of the Microdrive 3K6 will be offered at $199, representing a 60-percent decrease.

The change in Hitachi 's pricing structure is made possible through a more efficient and developed, high-volume manufacturing process. It was also implemented to enable a greater set of users to enjoy the Microdrive benefits of high capacity, portability and flexibility for use in a host of devices. Technical Specifications

Microdrive 3K6
6/4 GB
5 mm in height
16 grams
3,600 rpm
78 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density
1 glass disk platter
2 GMR recording heads
2000 G/1ms non-operating shock,
200 G/2ms operating shock
8.3 ms average latency
12 ms average seek time
230/280 mA -- current (write) for +3.3VDC/+5VDC ( 5%)
13/15 mA -- current (standby) for +3.3VDC/+5VDC ( 5%)
1.8 Bels typical idle acoustics
2.1 Bels typical operating acoustics


Previous
Next
PortalPlayer's Q1, Q2 outlook boosted by new IPod        All News        ATI to show Off 512MB video card
Double computing speed     PC Parts News      Seagate ships 6GB 1-inch hard drive

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Hitachi Wearable Device Monitors Brain Functions
Hitachi Technology Stores Digital Data In 100 Recording Layers, Data Can be Stored For 300 million Years
Hitachi HDDs Have The Lowest Failure Rate: report
Hitachi Combines SSD Tier And SSD Cache Methods in Tiered Storage Systems
Hitachi Brings New Flash, Unified Storage and Converged Solutions
HGST Launches the 1.5TB Mobile Hard Drive
Maxell Introduces First iVDR, BD, HDD Combo Recorder
Hitachi Maxell To Take Over Hitachi's LCD projector Business
Hitachi Says Hybrid Storage Pools Are Superior Than HDD, SSD Configurations
HGST Launches 1.2TB, 10K RPM Hard Drive
HGST Releases 1TB, 7200 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive
Hitachi To Stop Making Semiconductors by 2014

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .