Toshiba announces 1.8 inch hard drive with 100 GB capacity

Toshiba is all set to give the storage capacity of portable devices like MP3 players, PMP, Cell phones, etc a shot in the arm with its new MK1011GAH hard drive measures 1.8 inches but has a whopping storage capacity of 100 GB. It uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and an improved error correction code for this. The hard drive has an areal density of 240.8 megabits per square millimeter (155.3 gigabits per square inch). The MK1011GAH has 2 platters and 4 heads, average seek time of 15 ms, data transfer speed of 100 MB/sec at 4200 RPM, and uses the ATA-7 (LIF connector) interface.

The hard drive measures 54 × 71 × 8 mm and weighs 59 grams. With mass production scheduled to start by January 2007 running low on disk space will be a thing of the past.