Fujitsu has developed a hard-disk drive suitable for use in laptop PCs and video recorders with a capacity of 300GB, the largest in its class, the company said Tuesday.
The drive is a 2.5-inch type with a serial ATA interface and offers a 50 percent jump in capacity over Fujitsu’s current most capacious hard-disk drive of this type, it said in a statement.
Higher-capacity drives are available, but they are typically larger and have slower interfaces. In the case of laptop PCs, the slower interface means they aren’t as fast at handling the digital video files that are common these days, while for video recorders the larger size drives leads to bulkier products.
Fujitsu said the new drive will be available in late February. The company hopes to sell 1.5 million of the drives during fiscal 2007, which is the period from April 2007 to March 2008.
-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau)
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