Electic meldt dat Fujitsu een nieuwe lijn van nóg stillere 7200rpm harddisks op de markt gaat brengen. De schijven hebben platters van 10.2GB, een gemiddelde seek time van minder dan 8.5ms en een 2MB buffer. Hieronder een hap uit de press release:
Fujitsu today announced its leading-edge 7200 RPM, 10.2 GB per platter desktop hard disk drives, the MPF3xxxAH series, offering industry leading data transfer rates and advanced technology designed to produce the world's quietest drives.
Fujitsu's new high-performance 7200 RPM desktop disk drives are available in "sweet spot" capacities of 10.2, 15.3, and 20.4 GB. With a data transfer rate of 53.9 MB/s, a seek time of less than 8.5ms, and a 2MB buffer, these new drives offer outstanding performance for today's intense desktop applications. In addition, Fujitsu's 10.2 GB per platter family, which includes both 5400 and 7200 RPM series of desktop disk drives, offers the company's new 'silent' drive technology, providing the most advanced storage and feature specifications demanded by today's desktop PC and consumer electronic device customers.
[...] Fujitsu's new 10.2 GB per platter, 7200 RPM desktop disk drives, with or without the company's new FDB technology and silent mode firmware, are available now OEM evaluations the first calendar quarter of 2000. The previously announced 5400 RPM, 10.2 GB per platter series, with new FDB technology and silent-mode firmware are also available now for OEM evaluations.