Toshiba introduced the MK1634GAL, a new single-platter 1.8" 4200RPM HDD with a storage capacity of 160GB. This HDD is just 5mm high and offers 723Mbit/mm², the highest storage density in the industry. Full specs of the drive can be found at Toshiba.
Equipped with a PATA interface, 4,200 RPM rotational speed and acoustic-reduction features, Toshiba’s MK1634GAL HDD is ideal for audio and video playback applications that require high capacity in a small footprint with quiet operation to maximize the entertainment experience of the host device. Leveraging Toshiba's long history of technology expertise in miniaturization and the 1.8-inch HDD form factor, the MK1634GAL is the quietest hard drive produced because of its size and the advanced acoustic management techniques that Toshiba has incorporated into all of its recent mobile HDD platforms.
In operation, MK1634GAL family delivers significant environmentally friendly performance improvements from Toshiba's previous generation of 1.8-inch drive, including a 24% improvement of MK1634GAL in energy consumption efficiency. The MK1634GAL family is also compliant with the European Union's RoHS directive and halogen free.
Shipping now to consumer electronics manufacturers, the compact 160GB model leads the MK1634GAL family with mass production of the 60GB, 80GB and 120GB models scheduled in late September. The series targets a variety of consumer-oriented applications, including product lines that offer a range of capacities and price points.