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microdrive

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdraɪv)
n
(Computer Science) a type of memory card that has moving parts and can store large amounts of data
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With 4GB of storage capacity provided by a Hitachi Microdrive, users can store 1,000 photos and 2.
The availability of advanced simulation models, or verification IP, for the Hitachi Microdrive enables chip designers to accelerate product development, and optimize their designs even before an actual drive is available.
Mikey, which is officially called the Hitachi Microdrive 3K8, will be available with 6 and 8 gigabytes(a) (GB) of storage capacity and, yet, is nearly 20-percent smaller and consumes 40 percent less power than its predecessor.
High storage capacity offered on the Hitachi Microdrive and Travelstar hard drives means users still have a compact and portable device with long recording capability, but do not have to carry bulky disks and tapes with them.
With high storage capacity in a small, affordable form factor, the Hitachi Microdrive led the penetration of one-inch hard drives in consumer electronic products, first in digital still and video cameras, MP3 players, personal media players and, now, mobile computing devices.
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