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IBM announces new 2.5-inch Travelstar 80GN series

IBM announced 2.5-inch Travelstar 80GN series with capacity increased up to 80GB due to pixie dust technology. It includes IC25N080ATMR04, IC25N040ATMR04, IC25N020ATMR04 models of 80, 40, 20 GB capacity, respectively.

Thanks to additional "pixie dust" layer with ruthenium, Travelstar 80GN disks data density reaches 70 Mbit/sq.in, providing 40Gb per plate density.

4200RPM Travelstar 80GN disks have 8MB cache. Average head position time is 12 ms. The design also includes Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB). New disks are 9 mm thick and support Ultra-DMA 100, max. work shock resistance is up to 200 G/2 ms, standby ip to 800 G/1 ms. 20, 40, 80GB disks have 1, 1, 2 plates, respectively. 1, 2, 4 GMR heads, and provide up to 24, 24, 27 dB noise working, 20, 20, 23 dB noise in standby. Weight ranges from 95 to 99 g.

IBM closest plans also include the release of new 7200RPM mobile workstation hard disks.

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