Asus has selected and qualified the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 disc drive for its new line of notebooks computers.
Momentus 5400.3 is the industry’s first 2.5-inchhard drive to use perpendicular recording technology and provides up to 160GB of storage capacity. Ideal for mainstream notebook PCs, the 5400-RPM drive delivers the industry’s leading combination of performance, acoustics, reliability and capacity.
“ASUS is committed to bringing customers the most advanced technologies and pleased to be integrating Seagate’s innovative Momentus hard drive into its newest notebook PCs,” said Tony Chen, general manager of ASUS Notebook Business. “The Momentus 5400.3 drive is an ideal solution for notebook PC users who need the highest levels of notebook performance and capacity.”
“Seagate continues to work closely with major PC OEMs to ensure that Momentus drives deliver the performance, capacity, reliability and acoustics required to power a new generation of notebook computers that meet the growing storage needs of end users,” said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. “Our best-in-class notebook drives are meeting the needs of a broad and rapidly expanding base of customers.”
Perpendicular recording is a recently implemented technology for data recording on hard disk. Perpendicular recording is believed to be capable of delivering up to 10 times the storage density of longitudinal recording, on the same recording media. Current hard disk technology with longitudinal recording has an estimated limit of 100 to 200 gigabit per square inch due to the superparamagnetic effect, though this estimate is constantly changing. Perpendicular recording is predicted to allow information densities of up to around 1 Tbit/sq. inch (1000 Gbit/sq. inch).
Perpendicular recording is a key addition to Seagate’s 2.5-inch Momentus family of drives, allowing the drives to deliver higher capacity, performance and reliability without increasing spin speed, power consumption or heat dissipation. Seagate has implemented perpendicular recording across all its platforms to lead the industry in the rollout of perpendicular recording technology.