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Appeared on: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Maxell Launches Removable Hard Disk Drive For Recording Protected High Definition Content

Hitachi Maxell announced the launch of its Removable Hard Disk Drive iV, the first iVDR standard hard disk drive capable of recording copyright protected High Definition content without quality loss.

The small Removable Hard Disk Drive iV fits in the palm of the hand, and yet features a maximum capacity of 160 GB of data storage and a data transfer rate of 540 Mbit/s. Employing SAFIA copyright protection technology, Removable Hard Disk Drive iV is a new iVDR-Secure type media ideal for recording and transferring HD and SD (Standard Definition) content. Compatible with copyright protected content, Removable Hard Disk Drive iV is being launched for use with Hitachi?s Wooo flat-panel TV, which features the iVDR-compatible slot iV Pocket and is the world?s first appliance employing iVDR.

The iVDR Consortium was established in March 2002 and now consists of more than 50 companies promoting the iVDR standard.

Maxell has designed the Removable Hard Disk Drive iV with a glass-fiber plastic cartridge housing that protects vital internal parts while withstanding a wide range of ambient temperatures. The drive?s shock resistance characteristics have also been improved to boost its ability to withstand external shocks that may occur with normal use.

Maxell is to release an 80 GB model and a 160 GB model.


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