Toshiba has announced a new line of small form factor HDDs that are aimed at different high-end markets. Three new HDD series were unveiled specifically for high-end computing, high-availability markets, and security sensitive needs.
The new drives all share some of the same features like 7200 rpm speed and 2.5-inch form factors. The MKxx61GSY line is offered in 160GB to 640GB capacity and is for high-end notebooks. The MKxx61GSYB line of HDDs is designed for high-durability 24x7 applications like network routers, switches, and blade servers. The drives will come in 80 to 500GB capacities.
The line also includes a SED drive that will provide security for all data stored on the HDD with robust security meeting industry standards for government grade security. The MKxx61GSY drives will hit volume production in Q3 2010, the GSYB series will ship in Q4 2010, and the SED line will come at an unspecified later date.