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Toshiba 320GB 1.8-inch HDD is world’s biggest

Toshiba 320GB 1.8-inch HDD is world’s biggest

Flash and solid-state drives have been catching up to tiny, 1.8-inch traditional hard-drives in ultramobile applications over the past year or so, but Toshiba don't think spinning platters are quite outmoded yet.  The company have revealed three new 1.8-inch HDDs including the industry's first 320GB unit, using unique high-density platters that permit data density of 516Gbpsi.

Each of the 3.0Gbps SATA drives spin at 5,400rpm and have 16MB of buffer memory, while there's apparently less of the high-pitched whine sometimes associated with such HDDs; in fact noise is down between 4 and 5dB over previous models.  As well as the 320GB drive, there are 160GB and 250GB versions.

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Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

I love my DVR and out of all the tech innovations of the last decade, the DVR is right at the top of my most important list. I can’t imagine going back to a VCR or other system for recording shows. Hitachi has announced a couple new HDDs that will make DVRs even better.

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Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch HDD That Boasts Highest Capacity Single-Platter Available

Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch HDD That Boasts Highest Capacity Single-Platter Available

Today is packed, with all sorts of things being introduced and announced. Making sure that they aren't left out, and giving us something a little bit different for the announcement train, we've got Toshiba announcing their newest, 1.8-inch HDD, that offer up to 160GB of storage. It's all wrapped up in a remarkably small five-millimeter-high, single-platter design that's designed for next-generation portable media players, digital video cameras, as well as other consumer electronics.

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