iPods to get smaller with new 1.8-inch Toshiba HDDs

Posted on Saturday, Jun 11 2005 @ 14:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba recently announced smaller 1.8-inch hard drives and this might make future iPods smaller. The new 1.8-inch drives from Toshiba use a smaller form factor and are available in 20GB, 30GB, 40GB and 60GB capacities.

The 20GB and 30GB models measure 0.2 inches in height and weigh 1.7 ounces. The 40GB and 60GB ones are 0.3 inches high and weigh 2.1 ounces.
"The new form factor compliments our current line up of 1.8-inch drives whilst helping our customers deliver innovation, in terms of size and performance, for next generation feature reach devices."
Toshiba has already produced more than 14 million 1.8-inch hard drives. Soon they will also launch 1.8-inch HDDs with perpendicular recording, to reach 80GB capacities.

Source: Yahoo


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



Loading Comments