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IO Data To Ship New Mini Removable Drive

A removable hard disk drive system first unveiled more than two years ago will soon launch commercially: IO Data Device of Tokyo is readying a drive and disk based on the Information Versatile Disk for Removable specification.

The IVDR standard was developed by a consortium of 38 companies, led by electronics industry heavyweights Fujitsu, Hitachi, Pioneer, Sanyo, Sharp, and Victor (JVC). Their goal was to develop a system that provides an easy way to transfer content between devices, in the same way a CD or DVD does, but which can keep pace with the constant advances being made in data storage technology.

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