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Fujitsu gets perpendicular for enterprise and notebooks

Fujitsu has introduced its new 2.5” perpendicular magnetic recording based hard drives. The new MHW2 BH lineup of hard drives is Fujitsu’s first 2.5” drives based on perpendicular magnetic recording technology. This allows Fujitsu to enhance capacity of the MHW2 BH hard drives to a maximum of 160GB. The MHW2 BH lineup will arrive in six models varying in size from 40GB to 160GB with a 5400RPM rotational speed.

Shock resistant and energy efficiency is the highest in the industry according to Fujitsu. All MHW2 BH series of hard drives can withstand up to 300Gs of shock while the hard drive is spinning or 900Gs in a non-operating state. Energy efficiency varies on the size of the hard drive—ranging from 0.015 watts per GB on the 40GB model to 0.0038 watts per GB on the 160GB model.

Fujitsu will also launch a consumer electronics friendly MHW2 AT series too. The MHW2 AT series isn’t based on the MHW2 BH series as it uses traditional longitudinal recording instead of perpendicular magnetic. Nevertheless the MHW2 AT series will have low power consumption and produce 15 decibels of noise, making it ideal for consumer electronics.

Availability of the 40GB, 60GB and 120GB drives are unknown a the moment, though Fujitsu states the 80GB and 160GB models will arrive in October. Pricing has not been announced yet.

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By Souka on 8/31/2006 12:20:48 PM , Rating: 2
I'm assuming these are SATA...

Very nice to see larger HD's for laptops... Virtual machines are taking a ton of space on my laptop drive...always could use more space!

Hope to see some benchmarks soon too...

RE: Nice...
By djtodd on 8/31/2006 12:27:41 PM , Rating: 2
The one in the image is sata at least.

RE: Nice...
By Souka on 8/31/2006 1:14:28 PM , Rating: 2
good call... didn't even think to look at pic, but pic may not be of drive, but just a stock pic.

and that's a good "Click to enlarge" pic!

RE: Nice...
By Clauzii on 8/31/2006 7:43:10 PM , Rating: 2
And if the Pics gets any latger I need a new screen :)

Nice one DT :)

RE: Nice...
By fbrdphreak on 8/31/2006 12:38:42 PM , Rating: 2
Should be available in SATA and PATA, but review samples are not going out until December.

RE: Nice...
By JeffDM on 8/31/2006 2:48:53 PM , Rating: 2
The second link in the story points to a page that says it will be SATA, it also says ATA-8, I'm not sure if that's the parallel standard or the new SATA standard. The first link points to a page that has two pictures, as noted, one is SATA, the other is ATA.

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