Toshiba MK1626GCB 1.8-inch HDD with Worlds Largest Storage Capacity

Toshiba today announced commercialization of the 160GB 1.8-inch HDD MK1626GCB and thin and light MK8022GAA with 80GB capacity. Toshiba MK1626GCB with 160GB is the worlds only 1.8 inch HDD with such a large capacity as on today. Both drives are designed for mobile devices, such as portable media players. The new drives employ an improved read-write head and enhanced magnetic layer that boost recording density, and achieve an areal density of 353 mega-bit per square millimeters (228 gigabits per square inches). Toshiba MK1626GCB adopts CE-ATA, an HDD interface that optimizes performance in consumer electronics applications. The new small and light Toshiba 1.8-inch drives offer unrivaled capacity that will allow storage of HD movies and countless digital still images and music files in small personal digital devices.

Toshiba will feature the new RoHS-compliant drives at DISKCON USA 2007, organized by the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA), in Santa Clara, California, from September 19 to 20. Toshiba has started to ship the MK8022GAA, and is also shipping samples of the MK1626GCB.