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October 2005
Portable Design;Oct2005, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p6
The article discusses how the portable electronic devices industry addressed the demand for more memory space. The first portable computers used desktop hard drives, while the first MP3 jukeboxes used notebook drives. Last year, Toshiba announced how it would target the first perpendicular-recording drive for portable music players. However, one of the setbacks of the new technology is the possible loss of data. Other challenges are virus and integrity scans, including losses from waiting on backup time. One benefit of the perpendicular drive is the reduced power requirement. Also, the device is suitable to the traditional interface hardware, thus also for music players..


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