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Seagate Joins Mini-HDD Market

Miniature hard disk drives have been growing in popularity of late, driven by portable music players such as the iPod Mini and its competitors. The first such drive was the IBM Microdrive, but many hard drive makers have since produced non-removable mini-drives. Although they do have moving parts, such drives have a far lower cost per megabyte than solid state flash storage, used by CompactFlash and Secure Digital media.

Seagate plans to ship drives based on its 1-inch platters sometime later this year.

Source: Infosync