In big quantities, the drive could be sold to manufacturers by around $65, compare that to over $200 a flash card or IBM's 1-inch microdrives could cost, Samsung and other MP3 player manufacturers have shown interest for the drive already.
[COLOR=royalblue]The Cornice drive is essentially a minimalist hard drive that has been shorn of any materials not needed for portable electronics. The drive, for instance, doesn't have its own internal, dedicated pool of memory; instead, it uses the memory shared by the rest of the device to cache data. The SE doesn't have rails, so it can't be removed from the host device; by contrast, the drive is planted on the motherboard, and transfers of files are accomplished through USB (universal serial bus) ports.[/COLOR]
Read more: [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1041_3-1012235.html?tag=fd_top]CNet News[/URL].
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