Toshiba debuts 2.5-inch 320GB notebook HDD

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 21 2007 @ 13:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Good news for the notebook market, Toshiba today unveiled the MK3252GSX, one of the first 2.5" HDDs with a capacity of 320GB. Also new is the MK2049GSY 200GB HDD which features a 7200RPM rotation speed and 16MB cache.

Besides these top-of-the-line models Toshiba also has 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 250GB HDDs in their 5400RPM 2.5" lineup and 80GB, 120GB and 160GB models in their 7200RPM lineup.
The MK3252GSX uses an improved read-write head and enhanced magnetic layer to boost areal density and achieves a storage capacity of 320GB. The high-speed MK2049GSY offers a rotation speed of 7,200rpm and also integrates a large capacity 16MB buffer memory, supporting high-speed processing of large volumes of data: the drive improves the maximum internal data transfer rate by approximately 46% and increases the average random access time by some 8%.

The new drives will provide product manufacturers with a broad line-up supporting many and diverse applications, including high density storage of multiple data sources, such as movies and digital photos, on high-end notebook PCs, and improved overall system performance from high-speed data transfers.

Both models support an optional Free Fall Sensor function, which detects falling HDD and parks the head before it crashes.
Both HDD series will be available in volume starting from November.


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Re: Toshiba debuts 2.5-inch 320GB notebook HDD
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Aug 21 2007 @ 18:44 CEST
Bring me a 7200 320gb and I'm in notebook heaven!