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Suhit Gupta
06-25-2004, 05:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1614838,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532' target='_blank'>http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1614838,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532</a><br /><br /></div><i>"On Monday, Hewlett-Packard introduced a "Media Drive", an external hard drive that can be easily inserted and removed from an HP computer to provide additional storage. Users will be able to insert and remove the $299, 160-Gbyte Media Drive into a special storage bay designed into the a new PhotoSmart m1000 PC that HP will introduce on Monday. However, the cartridge-shaped removable drive will also serve as a standalone hard drive and can be connected to other PCs via its integrated USB2 interface."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/hppvr.jpg" /><br /><br />This sounds so much like the Iomega Rev drive, except I believe that the Rev could only do 35GB while the HP unit appears to be able to do 160GB. Of course when I searched for the m1000 PC, all I found were drives that had 80GB removable hard drive cartridges. Perhaps vendors don't have the 160GB units yet. Anyways, what I found interesting from the article is that even though the hard drives can store files/folders from a regular computer much like any hard drive media, it seems like HP is aiming this Media Drive at PVRs since the sealed units are notorious for running out of space.