Latest Mobile Hard Disk Drive Offers 100GB of Storage Capacity with 5400 Rotational
Speeds Creating New Possibilities for Notebook PCs and Consumer Applications
Fujitsu Computer Products of America announced
its next generation MHV2100AH mobile hard disk drive. The new Fujitsu drive offers 100GB
capacity with 5400 RPM functionality giving users more performance compared to 4200 RPM
hard disk drives, but with low power consumption increasing the time that users can spend
away from an outlet.
"The emergence of 100GB mobile drives greater than 4,200rpm is significant for the hard
disk drive industry," said Dave Reinsel, program director of storage research at IDC.
"Disk drives continue to shrink while at the same time increase in capacity and
processing power. A mobile 100GB, 5400 RPM hard disk drive is a configuration that should
fuel the development of disk drive-based consumer entertainment applications and
dramatically improve the performance of laptop PCs."
The MHV2100AH hard disk drive will provide industry-leading specifications, critical for
today's mobile computing applications:
- Best in Class Read / Write Power Consumption of 1.9W typ.
- Idle Power Consumption of 0.6W typ.
- L/UL (Load/Unload) Cycle: 600,000 cycles
- Acoustic Noise of 2.6 bels (Typ.)
- Operating Shock of 2,940m/s2 (300G) 2ms
- Non-Operating Shock of 8,820m/s2 (900G) 1ms
- Track to Track Seek Times of 1.5 ms typ.
The Fujitsu MHV2100AH also in the first Fujitsu hard disk drive that is RoHS
compliant/lead free. RoHS refers to the European Commission's RoHS directive for
eliminating certain hazardous materials in the manufacturing of electronic equipment.
"The new Fujitsu MHV2100AH is the next step in the evolution of the mobile hard disk
drive market ? lower power consumption, increased performance, improved robustness and
serial interface connectivity," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business
development, Fujitsu Computer Product of America. "Fujitsu is excited to delivery the
first lead free hard disk drive to the mobile market and to build upon our industry
leadership in the mobile Serial ATA interface."