Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 16 Jun 2005.
I thought I had a big one when I upgraded to a 1GB microdrive....
At least now they can make mp3 players smaller in size but just as big in capacity .
I have a 4gb microdrive, it always times out when trying to read the contents with my card reader tho basicly its useless to me at the mo .
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
well there so small RAID em
Heh...Raid 5 arrays built off of 8gb micro drives. That could be interesting.
awww look how cute it is
I wonder how fast they are in comparison to a normal 7200rpm HDD?
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...
I wanna know what happened to solid state hard disk technology, now that's speed worth waiting for
If you think that is cool, how about 30Gb of storage on a £1,-- credit-card sized hologram?
The readers/writers are still a bit pricey, but that is bound to come down as quickly as DVD-RAM writers did...
Normal 7200RPM hard drives won't fill USB2.0 which is 60MB (480Mb) per second.
/meh that was supposed to quote The_Pope
Nexxo, do you have any idea on the transfer speed of that? I'm looking, but can't find any info.
From a linked article.....
"the HVD Alliance is anticipating discs storing multiple terabytes of data, written at a rate of 1Gbit/sec."
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.
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