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What is a Mini Hard Drive ?

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Asked by jafar, 07 Mar '13 07:48 pm
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Microdrive (MD) is a brand name for a miniature, 1-inch hard disk designed to fit in a CompactFlash (CF) Type II slot. The release of similar drives by other makers has led to them often being referred to as 'microdrives'. However, 'microdrive' is not a genericized trademark and manufacturers other than IBM up to 2003 and Hitachi after do not officially refer to these drives as Microdrives. Some other companies such as Sony have licensed the name and sell re-branded versions, others such as Seagate have their own designs which fit in the same form factor.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Mar '13 08:00 pm

 
  
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A small hard drive
Answered by iqbal seth, 08 Mar '13 07:21 am

 
  
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A small hard drive
Answered by rajma chawal, 07 Mar '13 09:30 pm

 
  
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A mini hard drive is a very small, ultra-portable, platter driven, external storage disk with an integrated USB cable or interface. The mini hard drive fills a niche market where a flash drive in the same capacity would be too expensive, and a standard external drive, too bulky to be considered ultra-portable. A true mini hard drive can easily slip into a pocket without weighing it down, and does not require an AC adapter, drawing on the USB port for power.

Mini hard drive units incorporate shock-mounting designs for maximum durability. Most models come with a minimum one year warranty and are PC and Mac compatible. Many models are also packaged with or can be augmented with backup software designed to make the process of protecting your data quick and easy. This combination can make the mini hard drive an ideal companion for shuffling back and forth between work and home, or between the home desktop and laptop computers.

With more people switching from desktop computers to lapto ...more
Answered by Quest, 07 Mar '13 08:31 pm

 
  
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Microdrive (MD) is a brand name for a miniature, 1-inch hard disk designed to fit in a CompactFlash (CF) Type II slot. The release of similar drives by other makers has led to them often being referred to as 'microdrives'. However, 'microdrive' is not a genericized trademark and manufacturers other than IBM up to 2003 and Hitachi after do not officially refer to these drives as Microdrives. Some other companies such as Sony have licensed the name and sell re-branded versions, others such as Seagate have their own designs which fit in the same form factor.

Front view of a Seagate brand Microdrive. This particular device was removed from an Apple iPod mini, and is intended only for embedded use.

Same Seagate device, however, rear view. Note the Apple Inc. logo on the lower left side of the label. See this image of an iPod mini with Microdrive intact.
These drives fit into any CompactFlash II slot; however, they may consume more power than flash memory and therefore may not work in ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 07 Mar '13 07:54 pm

 
  
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A small hard drive
Answered by conviction, 07 Mar '13 07:48 pm

 
  
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Microdrive (MD) is a brand name for a miniature, 1-inch hard disk designed to fit in a CompactFlash (CF) Type II slot.
Answered by anil garg, 10 Mar '13 09:53 pm

 
  
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