Cornice, a Colorado manufacturer, has released the Dragon Series Micro Hard Drive, an incredibly small hard drive with a 10GB capacity. It is 30% smaller than any other drive made by Cornice, measuring just 40mm x 30mm x 3.5mm and it only weighs 10.5 grams. Designed for use with Windows CE devices, it can withstand both shaking and moving from running, and jumping and heavy shocks from being dropped. The power demands to run the Dragon are half of that of former Cornice drives.
What does this all add up to? We are going to start seeing hard drives in places that we have only seen unimpressive memory options up to now. The most exciting possibility, of course, is mobile phones. Phones can now do amazing things when it comes to playing audio and video, but the memory has yet to catch up for the most part. Using memory cards to supplement the few MBs of internal memory works for now, but how much better would a 10GB drive be in your video-capable phone? Bring it on.