Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced
expansion of its 1.8-inch HDD lineup with a series of
five new HDDs for PC and consumer electronics
Highlights include a high-capacity 120GB model for thin
and light mobile PCs, as well as slim, single-platter
80GB and 60GB models for ultra-mobile PC and portable
handheld CE devices.
Toshiba's new 1.8-inch HDDs for PC applications include
the 120GB MK1214GAH, the 60GB MK6028GAL and the
lightweight 80GB MK8025GAL, weighing two grams less
than traditional 5-millimeter-high 1.8-inch HDDs. All
three models are equipped with a PATA
interface, 2MB buffer and 512 byte-per-sector format
for tablet, mobile PC, ultramobile PC (UMPC) and other
For CE applications, Toshiba introduced two
single-platter, 60GB 1.8-inch HDDs in the slim,
5-millimeter-high form factor with special attributes
for mobile and handheld products.
The MK6014GAL offers a 4,200 RPM spin speed and 2MB
buffer, while the MK6015GAA supports a 3,600 RPM spin
speed for quieter operation.
Toshiba's two 60GB CE HDDs demonstrate the company's
lead in the design and manufacture of long data sector
technology with 1K byte-per-sector formats optimized
for CE moresystems.
"Long data sector technology brings advantages in drive
format efficiency, improved
error correction capability and enhanced storage
capacity," said Dr. Michael A. Russak,
executive director of IDEMA-US, the international trade
association of the HDD industry.