Just when you thought that a 200GB notebook hard drive was enough, along comes a larger 300GB drive that shatters the former ceiling by 50 percent.
The Fujitsu MHX2300BT is a 300GB 2.5-inch notebook HDD that was announced in December 2006 and was slated to ship in "late February 2007" but I've also heard Q1 2007. Since the first date is already behind us and the quarter only has two weeks left, your editor is hot on the trail of this sweet little spinner.
The Fujitsu MHX2300BT is a 300GB SATA drive spinning at 4200RPM in a 2.5-inch (notebook) form-factor. The MHX2300BT marks the commercial introduction of second generation of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology. It gets its massive capacity from three 100GB platters per disk for a total of 300GB per drive. Power consumption is 0.5 watt at idle and 0.13 watt at standby and the idle acoustic noise level is 2.1 decibels.
|Storage capacity||MHX2250BT: 250GB |
|Rotational Speed||4,200 rpm|
|Average seek time||12 ms|
|Interface||ATA-8, Serial ATA-2.5 (1.5Gbps)|
|Buffer size||8 M|
If you have information on where someone can purchase one of these elusive drives, post it in the comments.
Update: For more information on The Storage Explosion check out Bill Burnham's article by the same name, it's a good read:
In 1991 a megabyte of storage cost about $7.00, now it costs $0.000527. That’s a 13,274X price improvement or a 99.9925% price drop in 15 years. Not too shabby.