The Japanese manufacturer Io-data Devices today announced their 2GB PCMCIA Type II Storage Card (hard drive type). The PCHDT-2Gt has the PCMCIA Type II format (54 x 85.6 x 5 mm) and is based around a 4200rpm 2GB Hard Drive. Priced at 59,800 YEN (~US$547) it offers an amazing $0.26/MB value for those who could use it (Kodak Pro's).

Io-data PCHDT-2Gt Specifications

Interface PC Card ATA
Capacity 2 GB
Buffer 256 KB
Rotation speed 4200 rpm
Avg. seek time 15 ms
Supply voltage 5 V / 3.3 V
Power consumption Active: 400 mA / Standby: 75 mA
Non-operational impact 1000 G
Operational impact 150 G
Temperature range Non-operational: -20°C - 60°C, Operational: 5°C - 55°C
Humidity range 8 - 80%
Dimensions 54 x 85.6 x 5 mm
Weight 55g
Price 59,800 YEN (~US$547)
Sale date November 2000 - Japan