Acer ships notebooks with 500GB HDD

Posted on Thursday, Oct 02 2008 @ 03:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Seagate announced Acer unveiled a new notebook with the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB HDD:
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB hard drives deliver the perfect combination of capacity, speed and durability to support rich digital gaming and other intensive multimedia applications that are the hallmark of the Acer Aspire consumer notebook PCs, and the blazing on-the-road performance and shock tolerance of the Acer TravelMate professional notebooks. Momentus 5400.6 drives combine an areal density of 394 Gbytes per square inch – the highest ever for a notebook hard drive – with a data transfer rate of 87 Megabytes/second, the fastest available for a 5400-rpm notebook drive.

“Acer mobile PC customers want notebooks that deliver state-of-the-art capabilities to meet their needs for capacity, performance and durability,” said Campbell Kan, vice president of the Mobile Computing Business Unit at Acer. “Seagate’s new 500GB Momentus hard drive enables Acer to deliver the richest multimedia experience and on-the-go robustness available for notebook computers.”

“We are pleased that Acer is delivering cutting-edge mobile computers with 500GB notebook hard drives from Seagate, with more personal computer makers to follow,” said BanSeng Teh, vice president and managing director, Seagate Asia Pacific. “Seagate continues to advance hard drive capacity, speed and durability, and our latest 500GB 2.5-inch drives and 1.5 Terabyte 3.5-inch drives provide the highest capacities on the planet to meet the growing need to create, store, share and protect digital content.”

Momentus 5400.6 HDD, Seagate’s newest 2.5-inch 5400-rpm drive, delivers the best combination of capacity, mobility and durability for mainstream notebook computers, external storage solutions and industrial applications requiring a small form factor. The drive, the fourth generation of Seagate’s notebook family to use capacity-boosting Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology, combines a powerful Serial ATA 3GB/second interface and capacities of 500GB, 320GB, 250GB, 160GB and 120GB with 8MB of cache.

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