by Shane McGlaun
Toshiba announced today that they have moved into the high-performance 2.5” notebook hard drive segment. The new MK-49GSY series of hard drives uses perpendicular magnetic recording technology to squeeze up to 200GB of storage onto the small notebook size hard drives.
Lots of capacity is only one of the ingredients you need for better notebook performance, the other is fast speeds and the new drive delivers there with 7200rpm. Toshiba promises a media transfer rate from the new 200GB 7200rpm drive of 895.9 Mbps and an average seek time of 12 ms.
The interface used for the drive is 3Gbps SATA. Toshiba made the drives strong as well with an operating shock resistance of 300G and a non-operating shock resistance of 900G. There is no word at this time on the pricing or availability of the new 7200rpm drive family which can be had in capacities from 80GB to 200GB.
VIA [ Toshiba (PDF Link) ]