[AI] Toshiba Planning 320GB Notebook Drive

Vikas Kapoor dl.vikas at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:13:08 EDT 2007


Toshiba Planning 320GB Notebook Drive
Toshiba will release a 320GB SATA hard drive for laptops by year's end.
Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 7:00 AM PDT

drive for laptop computers before the end of this year, the company said Tuesday.

It is the first 2.5-inch drive to be announced at that capacity, with production to begin in the fourth quarter, according to Toshiba. Pricing was not announced.

The drive is one of a series of five that make up Toshiba's new MKxx52SX family of hard-disk drives. The 320G-byte model will contain two platters -- the
circular disks on which data is recorded. Other drives in the range will offer between 80G bytes and 250G bytes of storage space. They will connect via
a 3G bps (bits per second) serial ATA (SATA) interface.

The amount of data that can be stored on a hard-disk drive is constantly expanding as drive makers fine tune technology, and the needs of laptop users are
growing in tandem with the expansion in drive space . While enterprise users might not require such a capacious drive, users of multimedia laptops will
almost certainly welcome the extra space to store video.

Today, some laptops feature digital TV tuners and companion video recording software, allowing them to double as a digital video recorder. Also, editing
of home video is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to Internet video Web sites like 
YouTube.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136212/article.html

Vikas Kapoor,
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