Fujitsu heeft een nieuwe familie low cost Picobird harddisks aangekondigd. De schijven draaien 7200 rondjes per minuut en hebben een platter grootte van 10,2GB met een cache van 512KB (Picobird 15) en 2MB (Picobird 15H). Als we de blije woorden van Fujitsu mogen geloven dan zijn deze Picobird 15 schijven dankzij Fluid Dynamic Bearing technologie extreem stil:
Fujitsu Canada today introduced its next generation 10.2 GB per platter hard drive family with new “silent” drive technology, addressing the needs of everything from value-class to high-performance consumer PCs and entertainment devices. The new family consists of 6 models, available in capacities of 10.2, 15.3, and 20.4 GB.
The Picobird 15/15H series offers industry leading data transfer rates and areal densities, together with advanced technologies to produce the world’s quietest drives. In particular, the idle acoustic ratings in the 7200 rpm Picobird 15H models have been measured as low as 22dBA, four to five decibels quieter than any other drive in its class.
About the new Picobird 15/15H series
The Picobird 15 or MPF3xxxAT family of entry-level desktop drives are ideally suited for today’s low cost consumer PC applications, such as Internet browsing, e-mail, and other basic computer functions. Additionally, with an industry-leading data transfer rate of up to 37.8 MB/second, access time of 9.5 ms, and a leading desktop areal density of 7.8 GB/in2, the Picobird 15 family allows high-speed access to large files, such as digital audio or video, movies, animation, Internet caching and other data intensive entertainment and business applications. A 512 KB buffer and non-operating shock tolerance of 250G also enable these drives to offer peak performance and data protection capabilities.
The Picobird 15H or MPF3xxxAH family consists of high-performance 7200 rpm desktop drives, with a data transfer rate of 53.9 MB/second, 8.5 ms seek time, and a large 2 MB buffer. The family’s advanced technology design enables the production of the world’s quietest drives, ideal for set-top boxes, home entertainment servers, digital video recording, HDTV and desktop PCs.
Fujitsu’s new Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology
Fujitsu’s new Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology, which uses oil in the place of conventional ball bearings, together with silent-mode drive control firmware, allows Fujitsu to offer drives with lower acoustic ratings. Acoustic demands on disk drives are increasingly important because many more advanced electronic devices for the home require storage.
Additionally, because of the dampening effect caused by the existence of oil in the shaft, Fujitsu’s FDB drives have improved shock resistance, especially during quick operational and non-operational shock instances.