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Toshiba adds 250GB 1.8" drive, claims highest density

updated 11:45 pm EDT, Wed September 24, 2008

Toshiba 250GB mini HD

Toshiba on Wednesday unveiled a new 250GB 1.8-inch format hard drive, something the company claims to be an industry first. Sitting off a Serial ATA connector, the MKxx29GSG series drives now offer the highest density of data storage currently available, at 378.8 Gb per square inch, with a 15ms seek time. The drives, which are also available in 120GB and 160GB capacities, run at 5400RPM, and offer a free fall sensor option to help prevent damage to the drive platter.

In addition to the high density storage, the drives also only consume 0.0016 watts-per-gigabyte in terms of power usage, offering mobile computers and devices better battery performance.

"As 1.8-inch HDDs grow in capacity and performance, they offer a compelling value proposition for a broader array of mobile PCs, including high-volume notebooks," said Maciek Brzeski, vice-president of marketing, Toshiba Storage Device Division. "Combining a quarter terabyte of storage with the data transfer capabilities essential to the PC environment marks a critical step in driving 1.8-inch HDD adoption into more PC configurations. The MKxx29GSG line will accelerate growth in mobile, thin-and-light and sub-notebook categories as a result of enhanced functionality."

by MacNN Staff





  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    will this

    fit into the 160GB Classic?

  1. dimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It may fit, but the iPod doesn't use/support SATA as far as I know.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPod as Time Capsule

    These new drives may let iPods double as Time Machine backup devices for many users, especially those with portables - here's hoping FW returns as a connection option

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone too...

    ...moving towards a fuller 'mobile me' where the computer is the backup & the iDevice is the personal file server...

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