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.
It captures images, sound and stills not onto tape, but into a Microdrive hard-disk, which is cleverly located, alongside the battery, in the unit's adjustable-angle handgrip.
With 4GB of storage capacity provided by a Hitachi Microdrive, users can store 1,000 photos and 2.5 hours of video, as well as 1,200 office documents, 6,000 e-mails, 300 songs, 10,000 appointments, 10,000 contacts, and 50 voice mails.
Built-in 256MB Flash 4GB 32MB Storage * MicroDrive Battery Rechargeable Rechargeable Rechargeable Screen Display 320x480 TFT 320x480 TFT 160x160 Color Color Color Headphone/ 3.5mm Stereo 3.5mm Stereo 2.5mm Stereo Headset jack Bonus * * * Software * + Docs to Go + Docs to Go + Docs to Go Special Non-volatile 4GB Hard Drive, Camera, Features * Flash RAM, Voice Recorder, Display photos, Multimedia, Multimedia, Keyboard MP3 Player MP3 Player SRP $399 $499 $249-$479 Model Treo 650 Smartphone Palm OS v5.4 Processor Intel PXA270, 312MHz Outlook * Compatibility * Email & Web * Browsing * Wireless & IR, Bluetooth, Connectivity GSM/GPRS, Features EDGE or CDMA Sync to Desktop * Expansion * Card Slot Sync Accessory USB Cable Peripheral Multi- Connector Connector Weight 6.3 oz.
This would enable, for example, a 60-GB one-inch Microdrive, which is used in MP3 players, personal media players, digital cameras, PDAs and other handheld devices.
The new offering is a variation of the H10 microdrive player and offers the same aluminium design and colour display, as well as extra hours of listening.
The hard disk is a MicroDrive, so you don't get the 20GB+ capacity of portable media devices.
The CX4600's high-speed, built-in card slots support many popular formats, including the Sony Memory Stick, Smart Media, CompactFlash I and II, and IBM Microdrive. Advanced features include Epson's photo restoration technology (Epson Easy Photo Fix), quiet operation and an easy-to-navigate control panel.
The Japanese electronics makers also said it plans to offer a smaller version of its 1-inch Microdrive that takes up one-fifth less space, consumes less power, and can hold eight to ten billion bytes of data.
A new study found that the children of older fathers have a greater risk of going crazy later in life, and researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a brain implant, called an "autonomous microdrive," that moves electrons around in the brain as it searches for strong neuronal signals.
You can even get a "microdrive" that fits into a CompactFlash card and is actually a tiny disk drive that holds a gigabyte of storage.