We all need more space on our hard drives. We either have more music, more movies, even more games, and the HDD begins to have less and less free space. Fujitsu, a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the MHV2200BT, a 200GB 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive (HDD).
This is the world’s first 200GB capacity mobile hard disk drive and the product will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2006.
The latest offering from Fujitsu builds on nearly five years of SATA development on the 2.5″ platform to provide best-in-class low power consumption, unmatched capacity at 200GB, high shock tolerance, and quiet operation. These features come together to allow manufactures to create high-end notebooks that rival the power and performance of their desktop counterparts.
The MHV2200BT also features a hardware accelerator that maximizes Native Command Queuing (NCQ) performance, an important feature that enables the hard disk drive controller to intelligently and simultaneously queue and reorder up to 32 instructions, resulting in a significant improvement in overall hard disk drive performance.
“Fujitsu has focused heavily on R&D to establish itself as the leader in the 2.5″ SATA hard disk drive space,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. “We delivered the industry’s first 2.5″ SATA hard disk drive in January 2004, the 160GB 2.5″ offering slightly less than a year ago and now, with the MHV2200BT, we have again illustrated that we are committed to being a leader in this market.” Letâ€™s see now some technical specifications:
- Capacity: 200GB
- Rotational Speed: 4200 RPM
- Interface: SATA II Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a and Electrical Spec. 1.0, ATA-7
- Best in Class Read / Write Power Consumption: 1.6W typ
- Idle Power Consumption: 0.5W typ
- Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5ms typ
- Host Transfer rate: 150MB/s max
- Operating Shock: 300G (2ms)