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Toshiba Introduces 160GB 1.8-inch SATA HDD

Toshiba Corporation announced a new line-up of 1.8-inch hard disk drives adopting a serial ATA interface, including the first drive of this type with a capacity of 160 gigabytes. The new 160GB drive, MK1617GSG, and an 80GB drive, MK8017GSG, will enter mass production in August.

Toshiba's new 1.8-inch HDDs boost interface speed to 1.5Gbps and offer a rotation speed of 5,400 rpm, faster than the current generation of Toshiba 1.8-inch HDD (MK1214GAH, parallel ATA, 120GB).



Features:

  1. Industry's largest storage capacity: 160GB (MK1617GSG)
  2. Improved energy consumption efficiency (MK1617GSG)
  3. Lighter weight (MK8017GSG)
  4. Higher rotational speed (MK1617GSG and MK8017GSG)
  5. High vibration and shock resistance (MK1617GSG and MK8017GSG)

Specifications:

Model name MK1617GSG MK8017GSG
Formatted capacity 160GB 80GB
Number of platters 2 1
Number of heads 4 2
Average seek time 15msec
Rotational speed 5,400rpm
Interface Serial-ATA
Interface speed 1.5Gbps
Dimensions (W x D x H, mm) 54.0 (W) x 78.5 (D) x 8.0 (H)
Weight 62g (max) 60g (max)
Energy consumption efficiency 0.00281W/GB 0.00563W/GB
Shock resistance Operating: 4,900 m/s2 (500G, 2msec)
Non-operating: 14,700m/s2 (1,500G, 1msec)

Source: Toshiba Corporation


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