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The Microdrive is a miniature hard disk designed to fit in a CompactFlash Type II slot. It was launched in 1999 with a capacity of 340 MB, which was expanded to 4 GB by 2004. They weigh about 16 g (~1/2 oz), with dimensions of 42.8×36.4×5 mm (1.7×1.4×.2 in). From 1999 to 2003 they were commonly known as IBM Microdrives, and from 2003 onward as Hitachi Microdrives. Microdrive™ was a registrated trademark by IBM and Hitachi for each period. Prior to 1999, the term Microdrive would have refered to what is now refered to as the ZX Microdrive.