updated 10:45 pm EST, Tue November 18, 2008
Toshiba adds 500GB drive
Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a new 500GB 2.5-inch SATA drive featuring whisper quiet operation. The flagship MK5055GSX offers an 8MB buffer, and a read/write power consumption of 1.4W. Toshiba claims that the improved servo mechanism not only decreases the operational noise, but also increases durability of the hardware. Pricing was not readily available, but Toshiba expects to ship the drive in January, and will exhibit the drive at CES 2009 in January.
The MK5055GSX offers a free-fall sensor option to protect against falls, and the entire drive is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as well as complying to other environmental standards.