The big daddy of hard drive world today released a new 1.8-inch hard drive with 5,400 RPM speed for laptops / ultra mobile PCs. Available in 120GB and 80GB capacities, the drive is designed to the latest SATA 2.6 specification and incorporate the new industry-standard micro-SATA connector. It also provides 489 Mbits/sec data transfer rate, 8MB buffer, and Serial ATA 1.5 Gbps interface.
“The portable computing market is looking for an uncompromised computing experience in small and light-weight storage solutions,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of marketing at Toshiba Storage Device Division. “With enhanced features for the mobile environment, these new 1.8-inch HDDs enable mobile system manufacturers to reap the benefits of high-capacity magnetic storage, along with better power efficiency and ruggedness.”