From: Ray Bayles (canyonlands_at_theriver.com)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 20:53:25 EDT
April 13, 2000
Posted at 12:11 p.m. EDT
by Terho Uimonen
(IDG) - IBM's storage technology division this week introduced a
video-savvy, 32 G-byte hard drive for notebook PCs.
Billed as teh industry's higheste-capacity notebook hard drive to
date, teh Travelstar 32GH is also designed to deliver smoother audio
and video playback, IBM said in a statement.
Performance is also boosted by the drive's four disk platters spinning
at 5,411 rotations per minute (rpm), some 1,200 rpm faster than the
average notebook drive on the market today, according to IBM.
Scheduled to ship in limited quantities by June and in volume by
August, the 32 GH is capable of storing up to eight DVD (digital
versatile disc)-quality movies, 32,000 high-resolution digital
photographs or the equivalent of 49 music CDs (compact discs) IBM said.
The 12.5-millimeter high drive weighs in at 5.43 ounces (155 grams),
and other features include a 12 millisecond average read seek time and
66.6M-byte per second Ultra DMA mode-4 interface.
In addition, IBM announced that in May it will start supplying in
volume two new 20G-byte and 30-Gbyte Travelstar hard drives to major
notebook vendors, including Compaq, Dell, Gateway and teh IBM Personal
The 9.5 millimeter high 20G-byte Travelstar 20GN is aimed at
ultra-portables, while the 12.5-millimeter 30GT model is aimed at
mainstream notebooks, IBM said.
Pricing information for the new Travelstar drives was not available.
The new drives are the first IBM notebook hard drives.
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