Fujitsu has finally done it, they’ve caught up with Hitachi in releasing a 500GB notebook HDD. It has the 2.5” form factor and uses a mere 1.8 watts of power.
The lower power requirements make it greener than Hitachi’s offering. Chances are Fujitsu’s drive will be a bit cheaper than the Hitachi drive when it drops by the end of May this year.
The interface is the obvious 3Gb/s SATA interface for high speed data transfer. This drive could be used in notebooks, miniature desktops, small form factor PCs, DVR boxes, set top boxes, MP3 players, or even portable video devices, god knows I’d love to see a high end Archos with DivX and XviD playback that had a 500GB HDD inside and a large screen.