Apple is using a small hard drive from Hitachi in its new iPod mini, according to CNET “The 4GB drive, which measures 1-inch across, marks Hitachi’s second major contract in the music player field. Last October, Dell came out with a music player that contained a 1.8-inch Hitachi drive. Apple did not state which company is manufacturing the drive for the new iPods, but sources close to Hitachi confirmed it is the Japanese computing giant.”