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Toshiba launches high capacity 640GB 2-5-inch HDD


Toshiba today announced a new series of 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs offering up to 640GB of capacity, the industries’ largest for a 2.5HDD capacity. With an areal density of 817.9Mbit/mm2, (528.5 Gbit/in2), the new Toshiba series includes 640GB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB and 160GB models. For added durability, Toshiba offers a free-fall sensor option to help protect the drive should the host system be dropped. Toshiba MK6465GSX delivers significant performance improvements from Toshiba’s previous generation of 5,400RPM drives, and energy consumption efficiency is raised by 28%.


With demands for storage at an all-time high, Toshiba’s new 2.5-inch HDD lineup is an attractive solution for an array of computing applications from high performance notebook PCs, all-in-one desktops, to high definition images applications, which can benefit from lower power consumption without sacrificing storage capacity.The new drives will begin sample shipping to OEMs and distributors this month.