Toshiba has announced a new 1.8 inch hard drive, which comes with a massive 320GB and is the world’s largest 1.8 inch hard drive.
The Toshiba MK3233GSG 1,8 inch hard drive features a 3GBps SATA interface, with a 16MB buffer, and have a 19% energy efficiency improvement over previous models.
Improvement of the MK3233GSG family’s perpendicular magnetic recording head and the disk’s magnetic layer secure an areal density of 801Mbit/mm2 (516Gbpsi), the industry’s highest for 1.8-inch HDDs. The new drives position Toshiba to provide manufacturers of PCs and peripheral equipment with thin and light solutions offering the industry’s largest storage density in a 1.8-inch form factor. They also deliver highly efficient power consumption, high-level durability and quiet seek operation.
Equipped with a serial ATA interface, 5,400 RPM rotational speed and a large capacity 16MB buffer memory, Toshiba’s MK3233GSG HDDs are ideal for notebook PC applications that require high storage capacity and high speed processing. The areal density improvement allows MK3233GSG to boost internal data transfer rates by 15% from the MK2529GSG, the company’s earlier 250GB 1.8-inch HDD.
There is no word on pricing or availability as yet, although Toshiba have said that they will begin production of the new hard drives in December.
via Crunch Gear