HP Designs 500GB Media Server Concept

Designed as a PC add-on, the PMD goes where no portable or removable mass-market drive has gone before. Powered by an array of sliver-thin magnetic hard-disk drives, the PMD can hold dozens of feature-length films in high-definition format or store tens of thousands of songs all in a device about half the size of a shoe-box.

“You could hold an entire season of The Sopranos on this drive and still have space left over for most of your music,” says Ameer Karim, HP’s director of product marketing for digital-entertainment PCs. Users will be able to swap out one PMD unit for another with a push of a button, without cracking open the case. HP has working prototypes and plans to release PMD production models later this summer. (HP isn’t talking about prices yet).

Read more at Business Week

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