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Hitachi Microdrive capacity to reach up to 10GB this year

Hitachi said that it plans this year to at least double the capacity of its 1-inch Microdrive hard-disk drive, which is currently used in Apple’s iPod mini. “At present Hitachi’s most capacious Microdrive can hold 4GB of data, but the new drives, due in the second half of this year, will be able to hold between 8GB and 10GB, said Bill Healy, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at HGST.

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Upcoming Hitachi drive could bring 6GB iPod mini

Hitachi said it plans to unveil a 6GB version of its tiny hard drive that Apple uses in the popular iPod mini. Pete Andreyev, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies vice president for the Asia-Pacific region, said this week that the new 1-inch Microdrive would be released in the fourth quarter of this year. As widely reported, Apple currently uses a 4GB version of the Hitachi drive in the portable audio player.

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Hitachi to introduce 400GB hard drive

Hitachi plans to announce this week a massive 400GB hard drive, according to CNET News.com. “The new drive has a capacity of 400GB, spins at 7,200 revolutions per minute and uses ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) interface technology, according to a source close to Hitachi. The drive can come with either the parallel ATA interface long used in desktop computers or the newer Serial ATA interface.

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Hitachi debuts new DVD camcorders at CES

Hitachi today introduced the company’s fourth generation DVD camcorders at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new models, the UltraVision Digital DZ-MV550A and DZ-MV580A, add a lighter chassis with a more comfortable grip and a new Quick Mode menu function that allows for easier navigation through the camcorder’s menu system. Additionally, the DZ-MV580A adds an optional 16×9 widescreen filming format for DVD-RAM recording.

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Hitachi introduces new 17″ flat-panel display with fast response times

Hitachi today introduced the CML 174, a new 17″ LCD monitor that has almost half the response time of any other flat-panel monitor on the market, making it “ideal for gaming, animation, digital signage, multi-media driven applications or for general users viewing video over the World Wide Web.” The display offers a 1280×1024 resolution, 400:1 contrast ratio, 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and sports a black or ivory appearance.

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