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Fujitsu MHW2 BJ Series
Fujitsu takes 7200RPM notebook drives to 160GB

Fujitsu has unveiled the world's first 160GB 7200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD) for notebook computers. The new MHW2160BJ notebook HDD will be available for high-performance notebooks beginning in May of this year.

The 2.5" HDD features a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface and has best-in-class acoustic levels of 2.5 bels at idle. The drive also sips power and only consumes 2.3 watts or less when reading/writing data.

2.5" notebook HDDs currently max out at 200GB and are only available with a spindle speed 4200RPM. Likewise, 7200RPM hard drives until now have topped out at 100GB. Fujitsu's new 160GB 7200RPM HDD strikes a nice balance between both extremes. Pricing, which is sure to be extravagant, has not yet been announced.



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Need 7200RPM and Perp
By Schadenfroh on 3/5/2007 11:47:57 PM , Rating: 1
I wish I could buy a notebook drive that was 7200RPMs and featured perpendicular recording.




RE: Need 7200RPM and Perp
By Dactyl on 3/6/2007 12:07:54 AM , Rating: 2
I believe all 160GB 2.5" HDDs feature perpendicular recording.

So this drive should be much faster than 160GB 7200 RPM 3.5" HDDs from 2-3 years ago.


RE: Need 7200RPM and Perp
By ZoZo on 3/6/2007 2:15:25 AM , Rating: 1
7200rpm notebook hard drives have higher access times than their desktop counterparts so that nullifies the benefits of the higher density offered by perpendicular recording.


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