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Fujitsu launches 200GB SATA mobile drive albeit with a 4200RPM spindle speed

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 (NCQ).

"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.



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I love marketing...
By Souka on 3/28/2006 10:22:36 PM , Rating: 2
I just love marketing terms.... like "best-in-class power consumption,"

Best in class??? How many other 200gb notebook drives are there? Oh yeah... none...so they could also say, "worst in class power consumption" but I suppose it would turn off people.

:)

200gb? no thanks. I much better like my 2x 160gb Seagate drives in my new company provided T60 (model# 2623D3U)...2ghz Pentium M does just fine with Premiere and Photoshop thank you very much....






RE: I love marketing...
By Lonyo on 3/29/2006 6:40:13 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe "class" doesn't mean specific hard drive size (200GB) but means "large hard drives" including, possibly, such drives as your 2x160GB Seagate drives. Possibly.


RE: I love marketing...
By TomZ on 3/29/2006 9:06:40 AM , Rating: 2
"Class" probably means 2.5" HDDs for laptops.

It's not a big stretch of the imagination to think that this drive, due to its new technology and low RPMs, could have lower power consumption than most other mobile drives. I'm only speculating on this, however, since I have not seen any specifications.


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