Iomega inches closer to mini-storage

Iomega has unveiled details of a small, detachable storage drive it is developing for portable electronics gadgets.

The 1.5GB device, dubbed Digital Capture Technology, or DCT, uses a combination of hard drive technology created by Iomega and technology licensed from partner Fuji Photo Film, a digital camera maker. The drive's main component is a removable, disc-shaped cartridge that is about the size of a U.S. half-dollar, or roughly 1.5 inches in diameter, Iomega said Tuesday. It can be inserted into a slot built into a portable device or accessed using a USB (universal serial bus) connection, a representative for the San Diego-based company said.

Iomega, which has seen its once widespread Zip drive suffer a decline in popularity, has released several products in a double-pronged effort to tap the consumer and the corporate markets. Earlier this year, it introduced a multiformat DVD burner drive. It also recently launched network-attached storage products for companies. Iomega plans to unveil several other products over the next few months, the representative said.

News source: C|Net News.com

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