Guinness Record for Toshiba's Tiny Hard Disk Drive

Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday that Guinness World Records had certified its stamp-sized hard disk drives (HDDs) as the smallest in the world.

The electronics conglomerate's 0.85-inch HDDs, unveiled in January, have storage capacity of up to four gigabytes and will be used in products such as cellphones and digital camcorders. Toshiba, whose 1.8-inch HDDs are used in Apple Computer Inc.'s hot-selling iPod digital music players, for example, aims to start producing the 0.85-inch HDDs by the end of 2004.

"Toshiba's innovation means that I could soon hold more information in my watch than I could on my desktop computer just a few years ago," said David Hawksett, science and technology editor at Guinness World Records.

News source: Reuters - Guinness Record for Toshiba's Tiny Hard Disk Drive

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