Talk about a brag book.
Toshiba is releasing a new line of credit card-thin hard disk drives
with up to 160GB of capacity — enough to store upwards of 45,000
digital photos, 42,000 digital music files or 130 digital videos. The
smallest is 60GB - remember how just a few years ago, 1GB seemed like
unending storage space?
The MKxx34GAL family are 1.8-inch, single-platter hard disk drives and Toshiba
claims they will have the "best power consumption efficiency, most
durability and quietest seek operation of any HDD on the market." In
other words, they'll use less energy, handle drops and dings and bumps
and bruises better and operate more quietly than anyone else.
The HDD's "ruggedness and durability" should tolerate up to 1,500G of
shock when it's not in operation and 600G when it is. The size of the
HDDs isn't new - Toshiba's shipped more than 70 million since 2000 and
rules the market in the size. Toshiba quoted industry analyst firm IDC
as saying it held 68 percent of the market in the size in the second
quarter of 2009.
Model Number: MXX34GAL
Maximum Capacity: 160GB / 120GB // 80GB / 60GB (Formatted)
Number of platters: 1
Areal density: 467 Gb/in(2)
Average seek time: 15 ms
Rotational speed: 4,200 RPM
Buffer memory: 8 MB
Interface Parallel: ATA
Interface transfer: 100 MB/sec rate
External dimensions: 54.0 mm x 71.0 mm x 5.0 mm
Weight: 48 g (max)
Energy consumption efficiency: 0.0019 / 0.0025 // 0.0038 / 0.0050 W/GB
• Operating 5,880 m/s(2) (600 G, 2ms)
• Non-operating 14,700 m/s(2) (1,500 G, 1ms)
• Idle 14 dB
• Seek 15 dB