updated 07:35 am EST, Mon December 15, 2003
Enhanced 2.5\" disk drive
Trans Intl. today announced its new for 24x7 data-ready environments. The 2.5" drive offers enhanced features compared to standard mobile drives used in portable computers. It is designed for continuous operation to support 24x7 applications, never sleeps, and is designed to allow users to leave it powered on around the-clock as well as upports a read/write duty cycle. It uses 7,200 rpm spindle mechanism, features a low latency with a 10ms seek time, has an 8MB cache, and features an ATA-6 interface. It is also available as an external FireWire/USB portable Disk Drive ($375), featuring sustained data transfer rates of up to 40MB/s enabled by an Oxford 911 Fire Wire bridge chip.