Toshiba Introduces Industry's Slimmest 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive Designed for Incorporation in Portable Information Equipment|
9 April, 1996
TOKYO -- Toshiba Corporation today announced the information equipment
industry's slimmest 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD). At only 8.45 mm
(1/3 inch) high, the new drive is ideal for incorporation in portable
including a new generation of advanced personal assistants and ultra-small
personal computers. Worldwide shipment of samples of the drive starts today.
Outline of the New Product
Demand is growing for portable information equipment and notebook PCs
supporting comprehensive on-line communications and connectivity with the
Internet, allowing users to exchange e-mail and to download and store
Internet files. This type of portable equipment requires smaller, thinner,
lighter storage devices - needs completely filled by the new HDD, MK0200MAT.
Main Features of MK0200MAT
- A height of 8.45mm -- approximately 33% thinner than Toshiba's current
12.7mm slim-type HDD -- and a weight of only 110 grams, make MK0200MAT
ideal for portable information terminals.
- High-speed data transfer: with a 13-millisecond average seek time, a
rotational speed of 4,200 rpm and a 128KB buffer memory, MK0200MAT
achieves the performance levels of thicker HDDs, but in a much slimmer
- ATA-2 interface is available. It supports PIO mode 4 and DMA mode 2,
enabling high speed data transmission.
- Low power consumption of 2.3W during read/write and 0.7W while idling
makes the new drive suitable for use in battery-driven portable equipment.
|Average seek time
|Data transfer speed:
||ATA-2: 16.6 megabyte/second for both
|(buffer - host)
||PIO mode 4 and DMA mode 2
||8.45(H) x 70(W) x 100(D) mm