|Coming from Cornice, the 12 gigabyte hardisk belongs to the Dragon product line which are used in gaming devices, mobile phones, portable media players and the likes. The new Dragon series drives are protected by Cornice’s ruggedness design, Crash Guard, and can withstand excessive shaking, extreme drops, and other abuse without skipping, stopping, or crashing. With 12 gigabyte capacities becoming possible it wont be long before cell phone memories are also taken for granted as something that is infinite much like most users think of their computers today. Faced with huge hard disk capacities that most users can never manage to fill up; people just store everything onto their computers.|
|Higher Capacities and Lower Power|
Cornice’s unique mobile storage architecture was designed from the ground up with special focus on CE device needs. By focusing exclusively on components for the CE market, Cornice has created a streamlined drive solution specifically for mobile, pocket-able applications while maintaining the features and quality required for a robust hard drive. At 12 GB, Cornice is establishing a leadership position in storage density. In response to end-user endurance demands, Cornice has decreased the power of Dragon by half, and now represents only five percent of the total battery consumption within the typical MP3 player system.
“As the digital content infrastructure evolves and becomes more accessible, consumers continue to demonstrate an insatiable appetite for music, video, and TV clips.” said Camillo Martino, Cornice’s president and chief executive officer. “This explosion in digital content is creating an incredible market opportunity for storage in portable entertainment as end users seek to go mobile.”
Durable for an Active Lifestyle
Cornice technology ensures that consumer electronics devices will provide continuous and uninterrupted playback even during today’s most active lifestyles. The new Dragon series drives are protected by Cornice’s ruggedness design, Crash GuardTM, and can withstand excessive shaking, extreme drops, and other abuse without skipping, stopping, or crashing.
Crash Guard™ consists of:
Active Latch - When dropped, the most common damage to a hard drive occurs when the head scrapes across the surface of the disk (not unlike the needle scratching across an old vinyl LP record when the turntable was bumped). Cornice securely locks the head in place with an active latch mechanism.
Skip Control - Hard drives are going places they have never been before – jogging, 4-wheel driving, skydiving – and are expected to operate even with excessive and repetitive motion. Cornice designed the Dragon series drives from the ground up to withstand the most extreme conditions while providing continuous playback without skipping or restarting.
Drop Safe - This feature in the Crash Guard family allows the drive to actually sense being dropped. This means that even if the drive is in the middle of reading or writing data to the disk, it can immediately react and place the head safety under the active latch well before the unit actually strikes the ground.
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