Low cost, high-capacity hard-drives maker Cornice has released its fifth generation of small form factor hard drive. The company’s new 1-inch 12 GB Dragon hard drive will be available for an extremely wide array of portable devices such as gaming devices, mobile phones and portable media players. The super-portable 40mm x 30mm x 3.5 mm hard drive weighs in at a negligible 10.5 grams.
Cornice not only enhanced the capacity of its Dragon line, but also reduced power consumption by 50%. Cornice’s unique Crash Guard technology protects the drive from the rigors of everyday use and consists of Active Latch, Skip Control and Drop Safe, which locks the head in the event of a drop. On the whole they offer a degree of protection to the hard-drive never seen before.
Camillo Martino, Cornice’s president and chief executive officer said, “As the digital content infrastructure evolves and becomes more accessible, consumers continue to demonstrate an insatiable appetite for music, video, and TV clips.” Martino continued, “This explosion in digital content is creating an incredible market opportunity for storage in portable entertainment as end users seek to go mobile.”
The Dragon Series drive is available in volume quantities in Q3. List price is $85 per unit in quantities of 10,000 per year.