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News Microdrive capacities soar

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 16 Jun 2005.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/06/16/microdrive/
     
  2. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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  3. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I thought I had a big one when I upgraded to a 1GB microdrive.... :eyebrow:
     
  4. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    At least now they can make mp3 players smaller in size but just as big in capacity :clap: .

    I have a 4gb microdrive, it always times out when trying to read the contents with my card reader tho :waah: basicly its useless to me at the mo :( .

    Death
     
  5. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    You raise an interesting point: having 8GB may be all well & good, but what is the transfer rate on these things? How long would it take to fill it with music?

    On the flip side, if you have a dSLR and you're just snappy snap snapping away, it's gonna be a bit of a downer to have to transfer all that data to your PC... which would fill up fairly quickly if you did that every week or more :(
     
  6. TheAnimus

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    well there so small RAID em :)
     
  7. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    Heh...Raid 5 arrays built off of 8gb micro drives. That could be interesting. :)
     
  8. Hamish

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    awww look how cute it is :D
    :p
     
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    I wonder how fast they are in comparison to a normal 7200rpm HDD?
     
  10. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    The areal density is there... I read the 8GB Seagate is 3,600RPM, but I couldn't confirm that on seagate.com

    The real question is whether you would max out your USB2.0 - *probably* not, depending on what else you had plugged in at the same time. IF it were able to sustain 5MB/sec, it would take 26 minutes to transfer 8GB...
     
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    I wanna know what happened to solid state hard disk technology, now that's speed worth waiting for :D
     
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    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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  13. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Normal 7200RPM hard drives won't fill USB2.0 which is 60MB (480Mb) per second.
    /meh that was supposed to quote The_Pope
     
  14. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    From a linked article.....


    "the HVD Alliance is anticipating discs storing multiple terabytes of data, written at a rate of 1Gbit/sec."
     
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    I like the price of the card. At 51p it could be a replacement for the floppy that I could give away at the price of a stamp. The prices for readers/writers will come down if they are mass produced. - No more expensive USB flash sticks. :D :D :D
     
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