Trans Intl. is now shipping the Hitachi-IBM Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM Disk Drive. The portable drive features 60 GB of capacity in a 2.5" frame. The drive is 33% faster than 5400 RPM drives, yet is designed to use less battery power. According to Trans Intl:
Trans Intl. today released an Industry first: a 7200 RPM Mobile Hard Disk Drive in 60GB capacity and 2.5 inch form factor. The new 7200 RPM drive offers mobile users desktop equivalent performance with battery consumption at about the same level as a 5,400 RPM HDD.
The drive offers substantial improvement in mobile I/O by keeping in line with the performance characteristics of the industryis leading edge mobile drive specifications...
The new 2.5-inch drive spins 33 percent faster than its 5400 RPM counterpart, which translates into 15 percent faster data access in notebook computers coupled with 20 percent lower rotational latency and improved average seek time by 20 percent which gives excellent opportunity to mobile users looking to boost their existing system performance by upgrading their internal hard disk drive.
You can find more information about the Hitachi-IBM Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM Disk Drive at the Trans Intl. Web site. The Hitachi-IBM Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM Disk Drive is available for US$349.00.