Toshiba today introduced a new line of 1.8-inch HDDs with a capacity of up to 160GB on a single-platter, and a slim five-millimeter high profile targeting next-generation portable media players, digital video cameras and other consumer electronics products.
The new MK1634GAL family of 1.8-inch HDDs have an areal density of 723Mbit/mm2 (467 Gbpsi). The disks are
equipped with a PATA interface, 4,200 RPM rotational speed and acoustic-reduction features.
The MK1634GAL is the quietest hard drive produced by Toshiba because of its size and the advanced acoustic management techniques that Toshiba has incorporated into all of its recent mobile HDD platforms.
In operation, MK1634GAL family delivers significant environmentally friendly performance improvements from Toshiba's previous generation of 1.8-inch drive, including a 24% improvement of MK1634GAL in energy consumption efficiency . The MK1634GAL family is also compliant with the European Union's RoHS directive and halogen free.
Shipping now to consumer electronics manufacturers, the compact 160GB model leads the MK1634GAL family with mass production of the 60GB, 80GB and 120GB models scheduled in late September.