Archive for the ‘Hard Drive’ Category

Fujitsu Readies 250GB 2.5″ Notebook Drive

May 15, 2007

One upping the Hitachi drive posted about here, Fujitsu isn’t waiting around for others to step up to the notebook drive storage lead.

“While hybrid hard disk drives (HHDDs) and flash solid-state disks (SSDs) may be the next big thing in mobile storage, Fujitsu still has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to 2.5″ HDDs. In early March, the company announced the world’s first 2.5” 160GB HDD with a 7200RPM spindle speed.

The company today announced that it is developing its new MHY2 BH Series drives which will offer a storage capacity of up to 250GB in a 9.5mm-thin profile. The drive will have an idle acoustic noise level of 2.4 bels and power consumption of 1.9 watts when writing data. The company neglected to mention how fast the drives would spin.”


Hitachi Ships Large, High-Performing Notebook Hard Drive

May 10, 2007

Finally, a decent sized notebook drive.

Hitachi on Thursday started shipping a 200-Gbyte, high-performing notebook hard drive with optional data encryption technology. The Travelstar 7K200, which runs at 7,200 RPM, has double the capacity and a 22% performance improvement over its predecessor, the company said. For people and businesses looking to secure data, the drive is available with Hitachi’s “bulk data encryption” technology.

Dell and its Alienware subsidiary are the first computer makers to offer the new Travelstar on select systems. The drive is available on all Dell XPS notebooks, and on all of Alienware’s notebooks. Dell and Alienware are also offering dual-drive configurations on the XPS M2010 and the Aurora m9700, respectively.

Despite its faster speed, the 2.5-inch drive offers comparable power consumption, heat emission, and acoustics to its 5,400-RPM counterpart, Hitachi said. The new drive is Hitachi’s “platinum-class” product for notebooks, and sells for $249 at retailers.”


Deal: 500GB MAXTOR SATA, 16mb/7200rpm For $109.99 Shipped

May 10, 2007