Fujitsu has announced that it has
developed a new 200GB 2.5" Serial ATA hard drive for mobile
applications. The MHV2200BT is the world's first 200GB mobile drive
and features a 4200RPM spindle speed, best-in-class power
consumption, whisper quiet operation and Native Command Queuing
"Fujitsu has focused heavily on
R&D to establish itself as the leader in the 2.5" SATA hard
disk drive space," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing
and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "We
delivered the industry's first 2.5" SATA hard disk drive in
January 2004, the 160GB 2.5" offering slightly less than a year
ago and now, with the MHV2200BT, we have again illustrated that we
are committed to being a leader in this market."
Fujitsu is expected to start shipping
the new MHV2200BT in the third quarter. Pricing has not yet been
announced. Fujitsu stated during CES that it expected to use perpendicular recording to reach 200GB by the end of 2006 and it looks as though they have hit that mark.