Cornice has released new Dragon series micro hard drives with a capacity of 8GB and 10GB. By narrowing the casing around the disk and by shrinking the "z" height, Cornice was able to produce the smallest and thinnest drive on the market -- a necessity for next-generation, high-capacity mobile phones, audio/video players and personal storage devices. The Dragon series drives are 40-percent smaller than its predecessor, Storage Elements, as well as current competitive drives.
Cornice's unique architecture is designed from the ground up and exclusively for CE devices. By focusing only on components required for the CE market, Cornice has created a disk drive solution that is streamlined specifically for these pocket-able products. At 8-gigabytes today, and 10-gigabytes in the near future, Cornice is firmly in the leadership position for storage density. In response to end-user endurance demands, Cornice has decreased the power of Dragon by half, and now represents only five percent of the total battery consumption within a typical MP3 player system.
The Dragon Series are protected by Cornice's rugged design, Crash Guard(TM), and can withstand excessive shaking, extreme drops, and other abuse without skipping, stopping, or crashing. Crash Guard consists of active latch, skip control and drop safe technology.
The drive will be presented later this week at CES in Las Vegas. It will be available in Q1 for $85 per 10,000 unit quantities.