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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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Analysys International says with the development of microdrive and flash memory technology, microdrive and flash memory will inevitably replace DV tapes and DVDs and become the mainstream storage media for DV camcorders.
Hitachi, earlier this month, demonstrated a perpendicular recording data density of 230 gigabits/square inch--twice that of today's density on longitudinal recording--which could result in a 20 gigabyte Microdrive in 2007.
A spokesperson said that the Microdrive is intended for use in multimedia handheld devices.
In contrast, today's one inch IBM Microdrive can hold up to one gigabyte of data.
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.
The Gardenia, California-based company will integrate IBM's 340Mb microdrive miniature hard drive into future AutoPC products.
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.
At the conference, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced a smaller one-inch Microdrive product and a slimmer 1.
The first product is the LaCie USB Hexa Media Drive, a multi-format reader/writer that reads six memory cards - SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, DS Memory Card and MultiMediaCard - without the need for adapters.
The built-in 7-in-1 card reader accepts all popular memory cards including Compact Flash (CF), MicroDrive, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro) and XD Card.
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