updated 04:25 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2007
Fujitsu 160GB 7200RPM disk
Fujitsu today introduced what it claims is the highest capacity, full speed notebook drive ever released, Reports electronista. The MHW2160BJ spins its twin 80GB platters at 7200RPM, surpassing the capacity of previous 7200 RPM notebook drives by 60 percent, and the spindle speed of previous 160GB notebook drives by 33 percent. The drive and its smaller 80GB and 120GB variants are also some of the first to ship with Serial ATA II support for burst transfers of up to 300MB per second, while power consumption is low, peaking at 2.3 watts under high demand, the company claims. All three capacities should be available worldwide by May; pricing is not yet available.