Quantum heeft haar derde generatie 7200rpm ATA schijven aangekondigd. De Fireball Plus LT heeft een buffer van 2Meg en wordt geleverd in versies met 10.2, 15, 20.5 en 30Gig:
Designed specifically to handle computer applications ranging from sophisticated financial modeling and multimedia to DVD, CAD/CAM and graphics-intensive desktop publishing, Quantum Corporation's Hard Disk Drive Group today announced its third-generation 7200 RPM performance desktop drive -- the Fireball(TM) Plus LM.
The leading personal computer OEMs are committed to qualifying the Fireball Plus LM, with the first to take volume shipments in early February.
``We have received great acceptance of the Fireball Plus LM from the top computer OEMs,'' said Debbie Shoquist, general manager of Desktop Storage Division (DSD) at Quantum. ``This is due in part to the10GB per platter areal density levels we have achieved, our three disk configuration that provides 30GB of storage capacity and the fact that the Fireball Plus is an award-winning product line. Not only is the Fireball Plus LM designed to handle the most demanding data applications, it is engineered to reliably manage several of these applications running at the same time.''
Fireball Plus LM Features
The 3.5-inch Quantum Fireball Plus LM features Quantum's exclusive Shock Protection System (SPS), Data Protection System (DPS), and Quiet Drive Technology (QDT) to meet end-user requirements for high reliability, data integrity, and optimized acoustics. It is Quantum's fifth hard disk drive to incorporate giant magnetoresistive (GMR) heads to achieve leading areal density.
The drive is available in optimum capacities of 10.2GB, 15GB, 20.5GB, and 30GB. The Fireball Plus LM utilizes the Ultra ATA/66 interface, a 2MB buffer, and performs average seek times of 8.5ms. The combination yields faster throughput, improved data integrity and improved performance over the preceding line of Fireball Plus drives. Based on Quantum's platform extension architecture, the Fireball Plus LM directly benefits customers by allowing faster qualification, higher ramp velocity, and higher confidence in reliability.
Estimated retail pricing for the 30 GB Fireball Plus LM is $399.