Toshiba has created what I think is probably the coolest Hard Drive to date. This thing is super tiny and holds 250 GB. It’s been designed for the next generation of ultra thin laptops and with measurements being 1.8 inches by 8 millimeters, I think they are well on their way.
now this isn’t the first 1.8″ drive Toshiba has released, but it is the first to be capable of holding 250GB and utilizes a SATA 3.0 GbpS interface.
Model Number MKxx29GSG Series Maximum Capacity (Formatted) (1) 250GB/160GB/120GB Number of platters 2/2/1 Areal density Up to 378.8 Gb/in2 Media transfer rate Up to 707.9 Mbps Average seek time 15 ms Rotational speed 5,400 RPM Buffer memory 8MB Interface SATA 3.0 Gb/s (and SATA 1.5 Gb/s) Serial ATA Revision 2.6 (ATA-8) Interface transfer rate 3.0 Gb/s External dimensions (WxDxH; mm) 54.0mm x 78.5mm x 8.0mm Weight (g) 62 /62/ 60g (max.) Energy consumption efficiency 0.0016 / 0.0025 / 0.0033 W/GB Shock resistance: Operating 4,900 m/s(2) (500G, 2ms) Non-operating 14,700m/s(2) (1,500G, 1ms)
Toshiba plans to start distributing them to major computer resellers and marketers in December.