Seagate has launched two new hard drives today. First there's a new 2.5" notebook HDD with a capacity of 250GB and then there's also a new 1TB HDD with encryption to prevent information from falling into the wrong hands.
As explosive growth of laptop PCs continues, more users want all the capabilities of a desktop PC, including high capacity, great performance and strong shock resistance for the power of desktop computing on-the-go. The Momentus 5400.4 hard drive, the industry’s only second-generation notebook drive to use capacity-boosting perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, combines up to 250GB of capacity with a super-speedy Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface.
This 2.5-inch, 5400-rpm little giant delivers 250GB of capacity on just two platters and is tough to the core. Seagate’s newest notebook drive packs industry-leading operating and non-operating shock resistance of 325 Gs and 900 Gs, respectively, making it ideal for systems that are subject to rough handling or high levels of vibration. The entire series of Momentus hard drives is lean on power consumption, allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate’s innovative SoftSonic fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep ramp load technology.
The Momentus 5400.4 notebook HDD will be available in Q4 2007, the 1TB HDD in 2008.