microdrive


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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.
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 viewer may read data from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Microdrive memory cards via a USB interface.
This CE-ATA simulation model will enable Microdrive 3K8 customers to streamline development and testing processes and accelerate their time-to-market.
0Gb Microdrive hard disk drive (C)1995-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Compact Flash (TM) (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive (TM) compatible
Microdrive is a trademark of IBM Corporation and is used with permission.
The Microdrive is standard equipment only on a few high-end professional digital cameras and on one mid-priced "prosumer" camera (Casio's model QV-2300UX Plus).
Other adapters are available for SmartMedia, Sony's Memory Stick, and IBM's MicroDrive.