Toshiba brings out 220GB, 1.8-inch hard drive. Also available in 160GB and 200GB capacities
Japanese multinational Toshiba Corporation, that deals in infrastructure, consumer products, electronic devices and components has rolled out its MKxx39GS series, 1.8-inch spinning platter drives with SATA connectors. This feature will allow the drives to be used in a plethora of applications. The drives also boast of a 10 percent smaller footprint when compared to standard 1.8-inch drives.
The Toshiba MKxx39GS series is bundled along with a 16MB buffer and can withstand mobile applications, tolerating up to 1,500Gs of non-operational shock and 600Gs of operational shock. Moreover, these series are the most power efficient as compared to others available in their genre as they consume just 0.35 Watts of power at low idle mode, being designed for quiet operation operating at 14dB at idle and 15dB at seek.
These new drives will ship in three capacities at 160GB, 200GB and 220GB. The first shipping samples will be made available to OEM partners this February.