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July 28, 2010

Toshiba unveils new family of SATA drives

7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives delivers greater power efficiency and durability over 3.5-inch drives

By CBR Staff Writer

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) has unveiled a new family of 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives that are optimised for demanding performance, power consumption, and durability requirements across a wide range of high-performance and business-critical applications.

According to Toshiba, the new family of SATA drives comes in three models, which includes Mkxx61GSY, that offers greater power efficiency and durability over 3.5-inch drives, available in 160 to 640GB capacities, and is designed for notebook PCs, gaming laptops, mobile workstations, and slimline desktop PCs.

Toshiba's new 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drive

The new family of SATA drives also include Mkxx61GSYB that is designed for applications such as network routers, network switches, blade servers; and Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) provides security features for organisations to secure their data.

Maciek Brzeski, vice president of marketing at Toshiba SDD, said: "With this family, Toshiba is addressing the high-performance 2.5-inch market and enabling system differentiation in the fiercely competitive notebook PC market.

"The MKxx61GSY is designed for speed, with a balanced approach to storage capacity, durability, power consumption, and acoustics, compared to 5,400 RPM mobile and 3.5-inch desktop drives."

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