Memory capacity sparks a technical revolution

And the ordinarily mundane storage sector is revitalising all sorts of other areas. Recently, Toshiba launched an 0.85-inch hard drive. What possible use could this have, I hear you ask? Well, the drive is designed to be incorporated inside the new generation of mobile phones. Toshiba and others hope mini- drives will replace the more expensive and lower capacity flash memory in handheld computers and mobile phones. Their drives will