WD New 1-inch Drives Up To 6 GB

Western Digital announced today that the company will enter the market for
miniature hard drives with a family of 1-inch drives that enable a variety of
handheld consumer devices, which are experiencing explosive demand. An
increasing number of current applications, such as MP3 players, PDAs, digital
still cameras and digital video cameras, rely on 1-inch hard drives. Newly
available and future products enabled by innovations in rotating magnetic
storage, such as 1-inch drives, have driven demand in the quickly developing
market segment that includes combination digital video/still cameras and cell
phones.

WD’s miniature drive entry is expected to ship in the second calendar quarter
of 2005. The 1-inch hard drive will spin at 3,600 RPM and will be available in
capacities up to 6 GB. This new hard drive will be offered with the standard CF
II interface and form factor, which enables it to fit into the millions of
currently available devices accepting CF II cards, as well as easily integrate
into future products. It will feature WD’s anti-skip technology that supports
uninterrupted audio and video playback. The drive also will incorporate WD’s
patent-pending advanced power management techniques to enable the longest
possible battery life


Western Digital announced today that the company will enter the market for
miniature hard drives with a family of 1-inch drives that enable a variety of
handheld consumer devices, which are experiencing explosive demand. An
increasing number of current applications, such as MP3 players, PDAs, digital
still cameras and digital video cameras, rely on 1-inch hard drives. Newly
available and future products enabled by innovations in rotating magnetic
storage, such as 1-inch drives, have driven demand in the quickly developing
market segment that includes combination digital video/still cameras and cell
phones.

WD’s miniature drive entry is expected to ship in the second calendar quarter
of 2005. The 1-inch hard drive will spin at 3,600 RPM and will be available in
capacities up to 6 GB. This new hard drive will be offered with the standard CF
II interface and form factor, which enables it to fit into the millions of
currently available devices accepting CF II cards, as well as easily integrate
into future products. It will feature WD’s anti-skip technology that supports
uninterrupted audio and video playback. The drive also will incorporate WD’s
patent-pending advanced power management techniques to enable the longest
possible battery life

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