|03-24-2005, 12:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Quick Bits: tiny 4Gb HDD, mobile web design, digital paper, and more
In the next few months we can expect mobile devices featuring Toshiba's tiny new 0.85 inch hard 4Gb drive. Does anyone know how a mini-hdd compares to flash memory battery-wise? There is still a lot of talk about if and how web design should take mobile devices into account (it definitely should, and I know Mobileread.com still needs to improve its mobile support!). Sam sent us note this morning that eReader has a $5 discount for e-book newbies (and for experts alike if you enter code NEWBIE at the checkout). And don't forget March 31st when PalmSource is announcing its Q3 2005 earnings!
|03-24-2005, 01:17 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2004
Device: Kindle Touch
A HDD will always use require more battery than a flash memory. And since flash memory is increasing in size, I don't see the point of making HDDs this small.
|03-24-2005, 05:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Device: Assorted older devices
And yes, hard drives need more power than flash memory. Spinning the drive takes much more power. It's the same concept as the PSP discs vs. DS cartridges. Spinning takes power, and (relatively) lots of it.
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