Sunday, October 21, 2007

The World's Smallest Hard Drive

MK4001MTDToshiba Corp. has manufactured the world's smallest hard-disk drive, the MK4001MTD, a device the size of a postage stamp, measuring 0.85 inch (about 2.1 centimeters) in diameter.

The drive, which is small enough to boost the functionality of a new generation of products, including mobile phones, digital audio players, PDAs, digital still cameras, camcorders, etc., can store up to two hours of high-definition moving images and just under 60 hours of music.

The Toshiba HDD is initially expected to be priced at around 30,000 yen (280 dollars).


  • Data Storage Physical Per drive, formatted 4GB
  • Number of Disks 1
  • Number of Data Heads 2
  • Data Transfer Rate 12.5MB/sec
  • Voltage 3.0V (+10%/-5%)
  • Rotational Speed 3,600rpm
  • Average Latency 8.33ms
  • Height 0.197" (5mm)
  • Width 0.94" (24mm)
  • Depth 1.26" (32mm)
  • Weight 0.3 oz (8.5g)
  • Shipping -40 - 176F (-40 to 80C)
  • Operating Vibration 2G (5-500 Hz)
  • Operating Shock 1000G/1ms
  • Non-Operating Shock 2,000G/1.0ms

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