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.