A：The iVDR specifications are as follows:
iVDR Consortium members can obtain all the above specifications (in English).
A：There are three standards: for cartridge type, Drive Component type and i/O cartridge.
There are three types of cartridge, depending on size: iVDR EX, iVDR (Standard) and iVDR Mini. As for the Drive Component type, form factors of 3.5-in., 2.5-in. and 1.8-in. have been standardized.
A：The iVDR EX is larger than the standard cartridge in order to improve impact resistance. Since its connector, width and guide rail are compliant with the iVDR cartridge standards, the iVDR EX slot can also be used with the iVDR (Standard).
A：Two cartridge standards are available: iVDR (Standard) (iVDR-S and iVDR) and iVDR EX.
A：In March 2002, Canon Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Japan, Ltd., Phoenix Technologies K.K., Pioneer Corporation, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd, Sharp Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited established the iVDR Consortium and created the first version of the “iVDR hard disk drive technical standards.” Since then, the contents have been rewritten and updated by iVDR Consortium members.
A：Yes, flash memory can also be used. iVDR standards do not limit the use of built-in memory devices.
A：Port A (SATA) has been standardized, Port B (USB) interface connector pin assignment has been standardized, and device modules and software built into the iVDR cartridge have been standardized.
A：Yes. Non-members can download Hardware Specifications free of charge. For details, please click here.