Fujitsu may have kicked off the 160GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
notebook hard drive wars with its MHW2160BJ, but
Seagate is fighting back with an offering of its own. Seagate’s new 160GB
Momentus 7200.2 is a second generation 7200RPM hard drive which uses perpendicular
"The growing number of computer users turning to
laptops as their primary PCs want every inch of capacity, performance and
durability they enjoy in their desktop systems," said Seagate vice
president and general manager Michael Wingert. "The new Momentus 7200.2
hard drive epitomizes Seagate's focus on delivering cutting-edge storage
technologies that make it easier to move, use and protect digital information
in the home, in the office and on-the-go."
The Momentus 7200.2 also adds a free-fall sensor to the
options sheet with its second generation 7200RPM notebook drives. The sensor
can detect a free-fall from a height of just 8 inches. The drives are also
built to withstand non-operating shocks of 900 Gs and operating shocks of 350
The Momentus 7200.2 series is available now in capacities of
80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB. According to Seagate, the Momentus
7200.2 160GB with G-Force protection will have a street price of around $188.
quote: Estimated street pricing for Momentus 7200.2 160GB with G-Force protection is $188.