Credit Card-Size Hard Drive Can Hold 5GB

By on January 17, 2003, 3:14 PM
Sounds like a very impressive and exciting piece of technology, even more when you consider there are moving parts inside the card (read below), perhaps this has a lot to do with the relatively low price (I suppose $15 = 100mb card).

The [URL=http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,108816,tk,dn011603X,00.asp]article[/URL] also details comments on high durability and even flexibility of the card, access speeds remain to be seen, too.

Created by a company with the same name, StorCard can contain from 100MB to more than 5GB of data on a plastic card. At first glance, it looks like a credit card, and even has a magnetic strip like a credit card, for potential use in standard credit card readers.

The hard disk data, however, is accessed on a tiny spinning disk inside the thin card. A spinning wheel made of Mylar is engaged when the card is inserted into a StorReader, a USB-connected drive or PC Card that reads and writes to the StorCard. The reader is expected to retail for under $100 and the cards for under $15 each, Heil says.




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Phantasm66 said:
i imagine that some day in the future, you will carry around a credit card sized device that will contain ALL of your personal data. Every book you ever read. Every e-mail you ever sent or received. Everything....
Vehementi said:
Microsoft Mind .ORG 2046.[size=1]since .NET has been ditched[/size]Ooh or Maxtor DiamondMind 200TB w/ 8GB cache.
Soul Harvester said:
I remember an article a few years ago that spoke about holographic data storage in a cube, and that once sucessful, the cubes would be able to contain all the digital information that exists on the entire earth today.
Rick said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Soul Harvester [/i][b]I remember an article a few years ago that spoke about holographic data storage in a cube, and that once sucessful, the cubes would be able to contain all the digital information that exists on the entire earth today. [/b][/quote] Now just imagine what they can do with a sphere.Never underestimate the power of pi.
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