Credit Card-Size Hard Drive Can Hold 5GB

By Julio Franco ยท 4 replies
Jan 17, 2003
  1. 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 article 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.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    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....
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Microsoft Mind .ORG 2046.

    since .NET has been ditched

    Ooh or Maxtor DiamondMind 200TB w/ 8GB cache.
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    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.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Now just imagine what they can do with a sphere.

    Never underestimate the power of pi.
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