The vast amount of storage offered by Microdrive
enables handheld PC users to easily carry additional data and software programs.
Hitachi will deliver on these requirements by re-engineering its one-inch Microdrive
to create a 20% smaller version with capacity at 8-10 GBytes of storage.
The unit supports CompactFlash Type I and II, MicroDrive
, and, with supplied adaptors, SM/MMC, SD, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro media, plus an optional xD-Picture adapter.
A spokesperson said that the Microdrive
is intended for use in multimedia handheld devices.
Instead of waiting what usually seems like an agonizingly long time to download images to your computer, simply pop your film media (CompactFlash+ Type II cards, 3.3v and 5v SmartMedia cards up to 128MB, IBM Microdrive
) into the CameraMate.
Media storages are through CF+ slot (CompactFlash Type II), which can take more than 5000 pictures in VGA mode, or store more than five hours of MP3 music using Pretec 320MB CF card or IBM Microdrive
, the smallest hard disk in the world (www.ibm.com/storage/ microdrive
A distinguishing feature is the unit's ability to work with both leading formats of digital film being used today: SmartMedia in 3.3v and 5v up to 128MB (when available), and CompactFlash cards including the new thicker (5mm) CF II form- factor cards in any capacity, including IBM's new Microdrive
, a 1" CFII compatible hard disk.
The Gardenia, California-based company will integrate IBM's 340Mb microdrive
miniature hard drive into future AutoPC products.
The electrode was advanced under the pial surface in 5 [micro]m steps up to 2000 [micro]m by a hydraulic microdrive
(Kopf Instruments, Tujunga, CA).
To achieve that goal, portable media player designers must first focus on the two subsystems that consume the most current: the core processor and the microdrive