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Toshiba introduces MK1031GAS, 100GB 2.5" hard drive

Toshiba, seemingly pretending for 2.5" HDD leadership, introduced MK1031GAS (sampling in May,) a 100GB hard drive for portable PCs, especially those handling lots of visual information.

The 80Gbit/inch2 became possible due to the transition from pico to femto heads that are 35% smaller than the former. The drive consumes about 20% less energy than other competing solutions and can sustain 325g operating shocks for up to 2ms that´s twice longer than other solutions can offer. Besides, the drive provides only 21dB noise in standby.

MK1031GAS key specs:

  • 100GB capacity
  • 2 plates
  • 4 heads
  • 12ms average seek
  • Ultra DMA/100
  • 4200rpm
  • 8MB buffer
  • 70x100x9.5mm size
  • 99g
  • 325g operating shock for up to 2ms, 850g non-operating shock for up to 1ms

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