Toshiba Creates Portable Digital Music Player With Removable Hard Disk

Toshiba introduced the your new portable music player that, unlike the products already available on the market that use a removable flash memory card, use a removable hard disk drive.

the new portable player company, named Gigabeat MEG50JS, is greater than the competitors in terms of size but also has a larger capacity to store digital songs.

the appliance has been designed to play songs stored on audio files in MP3, WMA or WAV formats. The device, according to Toshiba, includes a 5 GB hard drive that offers enough space for about 1000 MP3 files (5 minutes each) recorded at 128 Kbps-that corresponds to 20 or 40 times the capacity of current memory cards through ELECTRONICSENCYCLOPEDIA.

Toshiba also implemented a USB 2.0 port on the new device that allows transmission of data at 480 Mbps, much higher than the speed 12 Mbps supported by USB 1.1 protocol supported in most of today’s digital music players.

the Gigabeat measures 2.2 x 11.2 x 7.2 cm. weight your original is 180 grams but with the drive is inserted with 235 grams. Screen resolution of 160 x 120 pixels is.

the product will hit stores June 22 day Japanese and should cost about $400, with the 5 GB disk. The manufacturer also will market the same equipment with a 2 GB hard disk to 160 dollars. Toshiba plans to put the player on sale in the U.S. and Europe, but didn’t need dates.

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