Linked by Adam S on Thu 6th Oct 2005 12:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems With each successive generation of technology, we collectively make each leap faster and with slightly less pain. However, as a music fanatic, the jump from tape to CD/mp3 was a tough one for me. Enter the Plusdeck2 Tape-RW PC Cassette Deck. This fantastic device, supplied by, has been one of the best devices I've had the pleasure of reviewing. Read on for the complete story.
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HiMD Drive
by _df_ on Thu 6th Oct 2005 14:19 UTC
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Thom, an internal HiMD drive would ROCK! dang. i loved my minidisc player/recorder... HiMD data would be cool, as well as recording voice etc..

i remember sony had for a very short period, md data drives in a few PC's they shipped.. never seen once sice...

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RE: HiMD Drive
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2005 15:12 in reply to "HiMD Drive"
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HiMD data would be cool, as well as recording voice etc..

MiniDisc is for me the one true portable music format. I just upgraded from a standard MDLP recorder to HiMD, and it is awesome... 1GB on one HiMD disc, just awesome. Oh, and you *can* store data on those HiMD discs, and your old normal MDs too, they get formatted as HiMD to store ~300mb of data. The portable recorder will be recognized as a standard USB mass storage device; mine works fine in Linux and OSX. The latest HiMD recorders can play MP3 too; so you're not stuck on ATRAC anymore (but true MD zealots like me will still prefer ATRAC ;) ).

And yes, a year after MD Audio got introduced (1992), Sony introduced MD-Data, but it was shortlived, and incompatible with MD-Audio.

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