updated 02:50 pm EDT, Wed July 31, 2002
Toshiba today "the world's first" high-performance 60GB drive for notebooks. The 2.5-inch hard disk drive features a disk rotational speed of 5,400rpm, a "slim" height of 9.5mm, a fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor for quiet operation, an Ultra DMA/100 interface and a 16MB internal buffer. Production is expected in September, although final pricing and availability is not yet available. (Toshiba currently sells a 4,200 rpm version of the Super Slimline 60GB drive.) Update: Several readers note that IBM is currently selling 5,400 rpm 60GB notebook drives with a street price of $335.