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http://news.com.com/2100-1015_3-5157786.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=news
<blockquote>This new Microdrive weighs less than a AA battery, has a footprint measuring less than one square inch, and can hold almost 2,800 times more data or images than a diskette."

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The Microdrive product also is designed to the Compact Flash Type II industry standard, and can work with a number of digital cameras, Nguyen said.</blockquote>
I bet there's a lot of photographers in the world that are quite happy about this.
 

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There was a thread on RedFlagDeals about how you could buy I believe it was a new Rio MP3 player in the US for a couple hundred bucks that included this microdrive. You then opened up the MP3 player and took out this drive inserted a smaller standard Compact Flash and then used this drive in your camera.
 

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Actually, the battery on the new mini is much more durable than the old ones. It is supposed to last thousand of charges before going below 80%. This is one of the reason of the high price of the mini.
 

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Well lets consider this for a moment. 512MB Compactflash card, retail runs close to 180$, for roughly 60 or so over that, you can get an ipod mini, crack it open, and get the CF card. In much cheaper than it would cost to get a 2GB card at a specialty shop. 1GB cards like from Lexar range between 260$ to 299$

You just gota wonder, will the CF card even work in anything other than the ipod its pluged into.

(the above prices are USD)
 

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AFAIK, the hard drive in the iPod Mini is an actual hard drive though, not built to the CF spec.

I guess we'll have to wait and see one gutted to be sure.
 
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