Mini HDD, big storage for mobiles

Jun 15 2004 - 04:25 PM ET | In The News
Reuters is running a story about Mini HDD, a technology that could bring large amounts of storage to mobile phones. Miniature hard disk drives could power phones with gigabytes of storage--enough space to store 1,000 songs. It's the same tech that powers the iPod, the most popular MP3 player. bq. Toshiba, which supplies 1.8 inch drives for Apple's original iPod, plans to launch stamp-sized 0.85 inch drives, certified by Guinness World Records as the world's smallest HDD, later this year, targeting the market for cellphones and other mobile devices.

Hitachi makes matchbook-sized one-inch drives which are used in mini iPods and can be squeezed into cellphones.