‘Toshiba unveils 80GB ‘iPod drive’ [Via theRegister]
Toshiba today paved the way for 80GB iPods …
The Japanese manufacturer didn’t mention any customers by name of course, but having supplied Apple with micro hard drives to date, it seems likely the relationship will continue with the new, higher capacity.
Spining at 4200rpm, these babies also claime the drives mark the first ever use of a perpendicular recording system in which the tiny magnetic domains used to store each bit of information are aligned at right-angles to the plane of the disk, not parallel to it, as is traditionally the case with HDD platters.
The Japanese manufacturer didn’t mention any customers by name, but its almost definate and likely they will continue to manufacture the iPod’s hardrive for upcoming models for Apple.