August 5, 2004 11:38 AM PDT
Toshiba delays 1.8-inch hard drives
While other types of storage, such as removable flash memory, have their advantages, such as being more portable or being less likely to skip, hard drives are an attractive storage medium for manufacturers because, in cost-per-byte point, they are one of the more affordable options in the market. Apple Computer uses Toshiba's drives in its hard drive-based iPod digital audio players. The company has used higher capacities drives as they have become available. iPods currently top out at 40GB.