10GB Microdrive Prototype unveiled in Japan

Researchers from the University of Tohoku (Japan) have shown a MicroDrive prototype that has a capacity of 10GB. They have been able to reach this capacity by using the "perpendicular technology". Today's largest MicroDrive is 6GB big.

Although it has the same format as Compact Flash cards, this is really a tiny hard drive. Capacity is greater than flash memory however it is more sensitive to shocks and heat than its flash counterparts.

Source: Akihabaranews

Posted: Thu - June 16, 2005 at 09:40 AM