Lake Forest (CA) - Western Digital (WD) announced today that the company will join the market for miniature hard drives with a family of 1" drives for handheld consumer devices such as digital cameras, PDAs and portable media players.
The company plans to ship the products as 3,600 rpm with capacities of up to 6 GByte in the second quarter of this year. The drives will be offered with the standard CF II interface, a power manager and anti-skip technology that supports uninterrupted audio and video playback, the company said.
Seagate recently also announced its first products for the 1" market. 2.5 GByte and 5 GByte drives are priced at $250 and $160, respectively. Hitachi said that it will increase the capacity of its 1" harddrive to as much as 10 GByte by the end of this year.
Seagate set to ship 5 GByte CF harddrive for digital cameras