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Hitachi’s iPod mini drive to double in capacity this year

Hitachi’s 1-inch Microdrive hard-disk drive, which is currently used in Apple’s iPod mini, will at least double in capacity before the end of 2005. “At present Hitachi’s most capacious Microdrive can hold 4GB of data, but the new drives, due in the second half of this year, will be able to hold between 8GB and 10GB, said Bill Healy, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at HGST. In addition to offering more storage space, the drives will also occupy about 20 percent less volume than current models, said Healy. One of the biggest space savings will come from replacing the Compact Flash interface with a ZIF (zero insertion force) connector of the type favored by consumer electronics makers.”

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Comments

1

So the iPod mini will have a ribbon cable type connector for it’s drive now…

Posted by minty on January 5, 2005 at 4:45 PM (CST)

2

good, I really want a micro hd based DAP, but my music collection is about gb now and slowly growing, 8-10gbs would be nice for a replacement for my 15gb ipod.  I hope other Micro HD players get higher capacity drives by the end of the year too(Zen micro)

Posted by Enigma on January 5, 2005 at 5:45 PM (CST)

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4gb**

Posted by Enigma on January 5, 2005 at 5:46 PM (CST)

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