Saturday, October 01, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
California Proposes Law That Would Require No Human Presence In Self-driving Cars
Shuttle Releases New Palm-sized and 4K Ultra Slim PC-NC02U Series
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Launches In November, NX Could be Announced Earlier
Foxconn's Sharp to Invest $570 Million on Flexible OLED Panel Production
Google Apps for Work Become Smarter, Part Of New G Suite
Amazon Offers $2.5 Million to Advance Conversational Artificial Intelligence
Raspberry Pi Upgraded With A Visual Overhaul Called Pixel
E FUN Nextbook Ares 11 2-in-1 Android Tablet Costs Just $179
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
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Toshiba...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Toshiba to introduce sub-1-inch hard drive at CES


Toshiba is pushing development of small form-factor hard drives, and plans to show a sample drive at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 2004.

Sub-1-inch drives are in development because of the demand for low-cost, high-capacity and compact storage for mobile devices.

Toshiba and Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics are working on drives with 0.8-inch or 0.7-inch diameter platters. That’s half the size of the 1.8-inch drive used in Apple's iPod portable music player. The new drives will be used in MP3 players, digital camcorders handheld digital video players and other portable consumer electronics and even some cellular telephones.

Flash memory is the storage of choice for many portable consumer electronics products, but small form-factor hard drives offer advantages in several areas over the solid-state memory. One of its prime advantages is high storage capacity at a low cost.

Two Japanese companies dominate the market: Toshiba in the 1.8-inch space and Hitachi in the 1-inch space. However, competitors are beginning to appear. Colorado based Cornice Inc., has a 1.5G-byte drive called the Storage Element. The drive is being used in MP3 players from iRiver and Digitalway.


Previous
Next
BenQ launches dual layer DVD writer in Q1-Q2 2004        All News        BenQ launches dual layer DVD writer in Q1-Q2 2004
Gigabyte to launch new motherboard brand     PC Parts News     

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba, Tohoku Electric and Iwatani Start Study of World?s Largest Hydrogen Energy System
Toshiba Introduces the Value-oriented OCZ TL100 SATA SSD Series
Toshiba Expands 24nm SLC Flash Family with 16Gb Offering
Toshiba Introduces the OCZ VX500 SATA SSD Series
Toshiba to Implement Eyefi Connected Features in Next FlashAir SD Cards
Toshiba Debuts Flashmatrix Technology
Toshiba Announces New BG SSDs with 3-Bit-Per-Cell TLC BiCS FLASH
Toshiba's ZD6000 Dual Port NVMe SSD Offers A Capacity Of 7.68TB
Toshiba PC Business Not Affected By Company's Restructuring
Toshiba Develops High-Speed MTJ Element for Non-Volatile STT-MRAM For 2X nm Generation Transistors
Toshiba Develops Circuit Technology for Small Area Non-volatile FPGAs
New Imaging Technique Can Simultaneously Acquire a Color Image and Depth Map from a Single Image Taken with a Monocular Camera

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 .