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Mini iPods to use new Cornice 2GB hard drive?

MacMinute reports - “Cornice, a company specializing in compact, high capacity storage, today introduced (PDF) the 2GB Cornice Storage Element, a tiny hard drive for use in consumer electronics, portable devices, and possibly the rumored Mini iPods. The company previously offered a 1.5GB drive. ‘The 2GB Storage Element will allow electronics device manufacturers to build new pocket-able products that store more music, video, and pictures, as well as more office productivity files such as presentations and word processing documents.’ The 2GB Storage Element is available to manufacturers for US$70 per unit in quantities of 100,000 per year.”

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I think that it does make business sense.
Sell it for half the price of a 10gig one (if they go for the 4gig like people are saying). I mean if the hdd only cost around $70 they could make money off a $200 mini-pod
I already have a 20gig 3g ipod, but i’d definately get a min-pod if they were announced tomorrow. I’d end up just giving to my brother, but I just love having the newset gadget of the moment, just so if it creeps in to a conversation I can say “oh I have one of those”.
Sad I know.

Posted by Jon on January 5, 2004 at 5:13 PM (PDT)

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I just had another thought actually.
Apple could simply be using these in a new generation of standard iPOD’s.
I mean they use less power so bung a few of those into an iPOD and you could technically have a longer lasting iPOD.
6-8 hours just doesn’t cut it for me.

Posted by Jon on January 5, 2004 at 5:22 PM (PDT)

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I know I wouldn’t buy one, but I would like it if they were released, because then I wouldn’t own the bottom of the range one (my 10 gig would become the mid range or sumthing

Posted by Nuke666 on January 6, 2004 at 12:13 AM (PDT)

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I mentioned Sony in my earlier post, seems they saw it coming: http://www.minidisct.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20006&highlight=HiMD

I love MD, I want one of those; cheap highcapacity disks, userreplacable batteries…I am curious if Jobs can top that!

Posted by dura on January 6, 2004 at 6:04 AM (PDT)

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