Toshiba Introduces 3.3-gigabyte 2.5-inch HDD The Industry's Largest Storage Capacity|
15 October, 1996
TOKYO-- Toshiba Corporation today announced the development of two 2.5- inch small-size hard disk drives which achieve the industry's largest storage capacities for their form factors. With a height of 19mm, the MK3303MAN's 3.3- gigabyte storage capacity makes it the industry's largest-capacity drive in its class. The slim-type 12.7mm MK2103MAV has a storage capacity of 2.16 gigabytes, a larger capacity than any other drive of the same height on the market. Shipment of samples of both drives starts today in Japan, samples will be made available at 120,000 yen for MK3303MAN and 80,000 yen for MK2103MAN.
As the performance of personal computers soars, the amount of data to be processed is also soaring. The advent of multimedia demands huge data storage capacity for still images, voice, and moving pictures. Furthermore, users want notebook PCs that provide functionality and performance comparable to desktop machines. Consequently, there is an urgent need for HDDs for notebook PCs which can offer a storage capacity equivalent to that of with drives installed in desktop PCs.
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