Fujitsu readies 250GB notebook hard drive

— 12:47 PM on May 17, 2007

We learned late last year that Fujitsu was working on 2.5" notebook hard drives with capacities of 250GB and 300GB. The Japanese firm has now announced that it plans to begin shipping the 250GB model some time this quarter.

The drive is part of a new MHY2 BH series, for which Fujitsu already has a specification page. MHY2 BH series drives will have 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, 120GB, 160GB, and 200GB models in addition to the top-of-the-line 250GB MHY2250BH. All eight models will have 5400RPM spindle speeds, 8MB of cache, and they'll be available with ATA-8 or 150MB/s Serial ATA interfaces. They'll also be rated for idle acoustic noise output of 24dB as well as power consumption of 1.9W or less during data reads and writes. Fujitsu says it expects to sell 10 million MHY2 BH hard drives in its 2007 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2008.

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