Guinness record for Toshiba's tiny hard disk drive

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    Toshiba, whose 1.8-inch HDDs are used in Apple Computer Inc's hot-selling iPod digital music players, for example, aims to start producing the 0.85-inch HDDs by the end of 2004.

    "Toshiba's innovation means that I could soon hold more information in my watch than I could on my desktop computer just a few years ago," said David Hawksett, science and technology editor at Guinness World Records.


    This is awesome news and it is being used in Apple's iPod. Innovation is the key to success.
     
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    think of how small they could make an ipod with this.

    Wonder how expensive these drives will be and how quickly the cost will come down considering the potential of the amount of things this bad boy can go into.
     
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    Guinness record drive


    iPodmicro here we come....
     
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    The size of a stamp???? That's insane!!!
     
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    The iWatch

    Now hold 1000 songs in your watch as well as calendar and contacts.

    Only at www.apple.com/iwatch :D
     
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    wow.
    and i thought microdrives were small. soon, you'll have an mp3 player in your toothbrush. ;)
     
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    when apple makes head phones. it better have this in it i bet they can go in to my head phones
     
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    wow! seeing that picture really puts how small these things are in perspective.
     
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    Hm. Maybe I could implant one under my skin, have it run off my own calorie burn, and have music pumped into my brain direct. Talk about wireless! :D
     
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    Dimensions

    According to Toshiba's spec sheet, the dimensions of the 2G model are 24x32x3.3mm. The dimensions of the 4G model are 24x32x5mm.

    For comparison, an SD card's dimensions (based on my measuring one with a ruler) are 24x37x2mm. So this drive is about the size of a thick SD card. A very impressive achievement.
     
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    Fantastic now imagine xserve filled with these things at a stamp size wooo lmao ... and g4 and g5 oh boy small yet powerfull yet sexy well ok mayb not sexy but hell dam fine if you are a bit short on space.

    and stamp size is this world wide stamp size or japanese size stamps do stamps come in diffrent sizes for the world .:D say 2gb | 4gb | 6gb | insert how ever big your gb needs to be :D
     

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