Seagate has announced it is currently shipping a 250GB notebook drive for mobile computing.
The new Momentus 5400.4 hard drive is part of the family of notebook drives that includes the Momentus 5400 FDE.2 hard drive, the industry’s first notebook HDD with built-in encryption and currently the most powerful security solution for mobile computing, Momentus 7200.2, a 7200-rpm notebook drive with free-fall protection for extra durability; Momentus 5400 PSD, a hybrid hard drive that combines disc storage with flash memory to reduce power consumption in half and Seagate’s flagship Momentus 5400.3, a 160GB 2.5-inch drive and the world’s first to use capacity-boosting perpendicular recording technology.
“In the five years that Seagate has offered hard drives for notebook PCs, it has become a contender for the notebook market share crown,” said John Rydning, research manager for hard disk drives at IDC. “Seagate’s product breadth and customer responsiveness have contributed significantly to the company’s ascent in this market.”
As explosive growth of notebook PCs continues, more users want the power of desktop computing – high capacity, screaming performance and rock-hard shock resistance – on-the-go. The new Seagate Momentus 5400.4 hard drives uses second-generation perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to deliver up to 250GB of capacity and impressive performance on the strength of a high speed Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface. Seagate’s newest Momentus hard drive is also a tough piece of hardware, delivering operating and non-operating shock specs of 325 Gs and 900 Gs, respectively, ideal for systems that are subject to rough handling or high levels of vibration.
“Personal computing is the core of the digital experience as users continue to use their PCs as the hub for storing, sharing, syncing and protecting their digital content,” said Michael Wingert, general manager of Seagate’s Personal Compute business. “Seagate is pleased to be at the forefront in enabling mobile computing that gives business users and consumers the freedom they need to bring the digital world to their fingertips.”
The Momentus 5400.4 hard drive is most suitable for mainstream laptops, performance-hungry gaming systems, workstations and personal external storage. The 2.5-inch, 5400-rpm giant features 250GB of capacity on just two disc platters and, like the rest of the Momentus series, is lean on power consumption. And the drive is virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate’s innovative SoftSonic fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep ramp load technology.