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Cornice boosts capacity and lowers power consumption

Cornice has just announced its fifth generation small form factor hard drive. The company's new 1" 12GB Dragon hard drive will be available for a wide variety of OEM applications including mobile phones, portable media players and gaming devices. The 40mm x 30mm x 3.5 mm hard drive weighs in at a scant 10.5 grams.

Cornice was not only to boost the capacity of its Dragon line, but it also was able to decrease power consumption by 50% and represents just 5% of the total power consumption in an average MP3 player. Cornice's Crash Guard technology protects the drive from the rigors of everyday use and consists of Active Latch (locks head in place with an active latch mechanism), Skip Control (provides continues playback without skipping) and Drop Safe (locks the head in the event of a drop).

Cornice’s new 12GB Dragon hard drive is expected to be available in Q3 2006 with a price tag of $85 in quantities of 10,000.  Seagate recently announced its 12GB one inche drive, the ST1.3 series.



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Size?
By faiakes on 8/9/2006 12:06:21 PM , Rating: 2
1) Is that actual size?

2) Can I get that on a USB stick?

3)I wouldn't mind paying $100US for a 12GB Pen drive :-)




RE: Size?
By Seer on 8/9/2006 3:56:40 PM , Rating: 3
"1) Is that actual size? "
Best. Question. Ever.


RE: Size?
By feelingshorter on 8/9/2006 6:06:32 PM , Rating: 2
Good question because what do they mean by 1 inch? One inch in height? width? length?


RE: Size?
By Korvon on 8/9/2006 6:17:19 PM , Rating: 2
You cant convert?

"The 40mm x 30mm x 3.5 mm hard drive weighs in at a scant 10.5 grams"

1.57 inches x 1.18 inches x 0.13 inches

10.5 grams = 0.0231 pounds


RE: Size?
By Korvon on 8/9/2006 6:19:57 PM , Rating: 2
You cant convert?

"The 40mm x 30mm x 3.5 mm hard drive weighs in at a scant 10.5 grams"

1.57 inches x 1.18 inches x 0.13 inches

10.5 grams = 0.0231 pounds


RE: Size?
By LeftSide on 8/9/2006 5:50:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
1) Is that actual size?

Yes, but only if your using a 21" monitor and a screen resolution of 1600x1200. /sarcasm


RE: Size?
By theslug on 8/10/2006 11:02:53 AM , Rating: 2
Actually if you're viewing the enlarged version of the image on a 30" screen at 640x480, and using a program that can zoom in on images (usually to around 900%) or so, then that will be its actual size.


DO NOT COVER HOLE
By sintaxera on 8/9/06, Rating: 0
RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By bombledmonk on 8/9/2006 11:17:21 AM , Rating: 2
Every HD has that hole. It's so pressure can be equalized from the inside to outside.


RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By Fox5 on 8/9/2006 12:03:30 PM , Rating: 2
I'd be more interested in performance. Mp3 players aren't speed demons to begin with, and this harddrive is probably way slower than flash ram.
Anyhow, I believe 8GB of flash ram can already be had for close to the price of this harddrive, so magnetic's advantage isn't that big anymore.


RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By faiakes on 8/9/2006 12:07:42 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously? 8GB flash for $85?

Where and what is it?


RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By hoppa on 8/9/2006 7:53:50 PM , Rating: 2
How much speed do you really need with an mp3 player? My player can load its entire 20gb library for full shuffle within 5 seconds, and I can ahead and back at least 5 tracs before any wait, and even then, the track will be ready in less than a second. How much faster do you really need?


RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By L1NUXownz1fUR1337 on 8/9/06, Rating: -1
RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By theslug on 8/10/2006 11:00:43 AM , Rating: 2
Just out of curiosity what player do you have?


RE: DO NOT COVER HOLE
By mindless1 on 8/9/2006 4:32:03 PM , Rating: 2
Flash memory still trumps this in everything but size (would be close with a similarly unique format) and a couple dozen months to get the price:capcity to the same level (if that long).


The new math?
By mindless1 on 8/9/2006 4:35:16 PM , Rating: 2
I've been out of the loop for awhile but is the 30mm or the 40mm supposed to make this a 1 inch drive? Seems like it's closer to 1.4 cubic inches, not 1" in either dimension. Granted, that seems like not a lot of difference but when trying to go as tiny as possible, 40% larger (actually 36% , I rounded it off) is quite a lot.




RE: The new math?
By tygrus on 8/9/2006 6:31:22 PM , Rating: 2
The disk surface inside is 1" across. Have a look at the drive dimensions of 3.5" HD.


RE: The new math?
By kkwst2 on 8/10/2006 12:04:20 AM , Rating: 2
Dude, not only are you out of the loop, but if you're going to bring up math, at least get it right.

Where the hell did you get "1.4 cubic inches"?

It would be more like 0.24 cubic inches.

I guess you are called mindless....was hoping it was one of those ironic names...


RE: The new math?
By mindless1 on 8/10/2006 1:58:23 PM , Rating: 2
You're right, meant square inches. Now stop nitpicking and address what we both know I meant.


RE: The new math?
By namechamps on 8/10/2006 4:55:13 PM , Rating: 2
Your question has been answered.

The size of a hard disc is the aize of the physical disc.

The current form factors are:
0.85"
1"
1.6"
2.5"
3.5"

In all cases the size indicates the actual platter diameter.


date....
By Serlant on 8/9/2006 2:41:15 PM , Rating: 3
when i enlarged the picture and it said made in china then directly under it it says novermber 14th 2005. i started to wonder.....




HD?
By Souka on 8/9/2006 3:55:06 PM , Rating: 2
No way getting a "Flash drive" with a spinning platter


Yuck....

Solid state has proven to be more reliable and faster. Granted, for constant read/write useage it is better than current flash drive's "short" lifespan...









HD?
By Souka on 8/9/2006 3:55:07 PM , Rating: 2
No way getting a "Flash drive" with a spinning platter


Yuck....

Solid state has proven to be more reliable and faster. Granted, for constant read/write useage it is better than current flash drive's "short" lifespan...









1 INCH RAID
By drewsup on 8/9/2006 11:08:25 AM , Rating: 1
hMMMM... could you make a raid array with these??? very interesting.....




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