Bij Maximum PC hadden ze een boel nieuws, ook dit stukje heb ik 'gejat' bij hun. Het gaat over een press release van Fujitsu over hun nieuwe harde schijven. Meest opzienbarend aan dit alles is wel de 18,1GB harddisk voor notebooks.
Fujitsu unveiled its latest hard drive offerings Wednesday, including the world's largest notebook hard drive at 18.1GB. Fujitsu's new hard drive lineup will target three markets and are all based on the company's third-generation GMR head design and will utilize the new UDMA 66 interface. The new mobile series will come in a high performance 9.5mm form factor (z-height) and a high capacity 12.5mm form factor. The XP High Performance desktop series (MPE3xxxAH) offers some beefy specs such as 7,200RPM spindle speeds, 2MB of cache, 8.5ms seek with up to 6.8GB per platter (areal densities of 5.38Gbinch2). Fujitsu is touting data rates in the 40MB/sec range for this drive. New to the series is a streamlined cover that improves acoustics and a self-diagnostic utility. The drives will ship in capacities of 10.2GB, 13.6GB, 20.4GB and 27.3GB. The Fujitsu XV Mainstream desktop series (MPE3xxxAT) offers much of the same with a reduced spindle speed of 5,400RPM. The data rate for this drive is 30.4MB/sec with drives being offered in capacities of 17.0GB, 20.4GB and 27.3GB. The Fujitsu XV Value desktop series (MPE3xxxAT-AL) is "streamlined" for value. Spindle speed is in the 5,400RPM range while the cache is reduced to 512K. The cool streamlined case has also been yanked while the motor and actuator design is deemed "efficient." This drive also has a lower platter count. Seek times are said to be in the 9.5ms range while the data rate is not talked about. On the mobile front, Fujitsu is taking a strong stance. Fujitsu improved ruggedness by offering a non-operating shock tolerance of 700 G at 1ms and performance with an outrageous areal density of 9.3 Gbinch2. Fujitsu claims this density translates into data rates of 22.4 Gbinch2. The 9.5mm series will be available in capacities of 6GB, 9GB and 12GB while the 12.5mm series will weigh in at 18.1GB. Both should have an average seek of 13.0ms and will only consume 2.3 watts of power and less than a watt of power in both idle and sleep modes. New technologies include a fourth generation stiction free slider with edge blend that eliminates pressure points that could cause media damage, the third-generation spin-valve GMR head and repeatable run out compensation. Pricing is being held until the drives are released in August for competitive reasons.
Wowoah, wat nu een 'stukje qouten'... Gewoon alles gecopierd
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