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Old Dec 9, 2003, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Cornice 1.5 gig drive compact flash

I ran a search of the forum and didn't find this mentioned, so, hopefully I'm not beating a dead horse here. Saw this today in PC MAGAZINE selling for the remarkable price of $50 at 1.5 gigs, similar to IBM microdrive in function. http://www.corniceco.com

Any reports on reliability, experiences you'd like to share?

The article does report that the low cost was achieved by "relentless paring of both electronic and mechanical parts" and one wonders if this has any effect on quality or reliability.

But geez. $50. 1.5 gigs???
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Old Dec 9, 2003, 1:35 PM   #2
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I can hear the Naysayer already:
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TI chiset solution consists of a custom TMS320C2000 platform DSP controller, SR1740 pre-amp, and SH2100 servo controller...among other things, read/write positioning...
http://www.corniceco.com/news/PDF_re...nst_060203.pdf
ie it quarks like a duck, walks like a duck... hey but it's only $50 for 1.5G! :lol:

IMO someone need to package this device in a CF format first, who know what kind of power it needs but it looks rather large for a CF without the I/O connector...

BTW I just got the 2G MagicStor for less than $200 8)
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Hi, Nhl!

According to PC magazine, it is a CF format. "fits in a compact flash slot..."

I admittedly understand nothing of the technical parts of your post. Were you supporting or objecting to it?
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According to PC magazine, it is a CF format. "fits in a compact flash slot..."

I admittedly understand nothing of the technical parts of your post. Were you supporting or objecting to it?
No... Where can I get one?
for $50 are you kidding... I'll be 1st in line! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PlC Magazine, p. 87, issue of Dec 30, 2003

They only give the website url that I cited of www.corniceco.com
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If you go to their order page ($155 for the engineering sample with the adapter to the CF connector):



... definetly not going to fit inside the camera!
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I will send a cross letter to PC Magazine!
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FYI (from Paris :lol: )

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The Cornice Storage Element is not a traditional removable hard-disk drive. Instead, it is designed for placement directly on a motherboard, which makes for lower-priced units and simpler requirements than conventional drives, according to Kevin Magenis, president and chief executive officer of Cornice (Longmont, Colo.).

The Cornice drive, which has been in mass production since April, even costs less than solid-state flash memory, Magenis said. "Consumers can't afford to buy flash," he said. "When the Samsungs of the world start embracing our drive, their competitors will take notice..."
http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20030602S0027
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