Fujitsu Drive Boosts Notebook Performance

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2006-03-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fujitsu's 200GB, 2.5-inch serial ATA hard disk drive is designed to allow customers to support increasingly complex mobile computing applications.

Providing notebook PCs with performance and capacity typically found in desktop PCs, Fujitsu Computer Products of America on March 28 unveiled a 200GB, 2.5-inch serial ATA hard disk drive. Building on the strength of Fujitsus 160GB, 2.5-inch SATA HDD, the MHV2200BT, which will begin shipping in the third quarter, is designed to allow customers to support increasingly complex mobile computing applications. In addition to its 200GB capacity, the HDD will feature a hardware accelerator that uses NCQ (Native Command Queuing) to allow the disk drives controller to queue and reorder up to 32 instructions more easily, according to officials of the Sunnyvale, Calif., company. Ziff Davis Media eSeminars invites you to discover new high-availability and disaster recovery solutions from XOSoft that will help keep your business on its feet when disaster strikes. Join us live on March 29 at 2 p.m. ET.
The MHV2200BT offers 4,200-rpm rotational speeds and is equipped with an interface featuring SATA II extensions to SATA 1.0a and Electrical Spec. 1.0, as well as ATA-7. Other specifications of the mobile hard disk include HIPM and DIPM support, RoHS compliance, staggered spin and active LED support, and Idle power consumption.
The need for increased capacity and functionality in mobile hard disk drives is becoming greater as the number of mobile and remote workers continues to swell. Other factors, such as the requirements of external HDD products and the growing popularity of high-end audio/video computing applications, as well as digital video editing and recording tools being maximized by enterprise customers, are also driving demand.
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Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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