Toshiba Corporation has said that it is going to put 0.85-inch hard drives into volume production by the end of the year.
With the new 2.0GB / 4.0GB 0.85-inch HDD, Toshiba continues to lead the market by delivering gigabytes of capacity packed into a tiny hard drive that fits on your fingertip.
Never before has something so small held so much. Toshiba continues to push the envelope on small form factor storage with its latest market introduction, a multi-gigabyte hard drive that is 0.85 inches in diameter.
Only a quarter the size of a 1.8-inch hard disk drive and about the size of a postage stamp, the 0.85-inch HDD will boost the functionality of a new generation of products, including mobile phones, digital audio players, PDAs, digital still cameras, camcorders and more.
Initially Toshiba announced the 0.85-inch drives in December 2003, but it was not clear when they would come into volume production. Apple currently uses the 1.8-inch Toshiba HDD units in its iPod.