Toshiba’s newest tiny hard drive

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.

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