So you’ve downloaded every song that Metallica has ever recorded, but you don’t have a way to take your tunes with you? Soon you will, thanks to IBM’s new Microdrive. The diminutive drive can store up to 1GB of data in a matchbook-size CF+ Type II device.
What will this little package mean for Mac users? IBM says the Microdrive will work with G3 and G4 Macs running OS 8 or later, via a PCMCIA adapter.
|But the real story is what the 1GB Microdrive will do for your handheld devices. The new drive has enough storage to hold more than 17 hours’ worth of CD-quality MP3s, thousands of digital photos, or entire databases. It uses less battery power than its predecessor, the 340MB Microdrive — so you won’t run out of power when you’re listening to the extended version of “Master of Puppets.”