Toshiba Pushes the Limit, Introduces 1.8-inch HDD

Toshiba has shown up their previous 1.8″ hard drive with the new MK2529GSG dual-platter hard drive.

The new hard drive features 250GB of storage with a speed of 5400rpm, faster than their previous version, which had a far slower PATA interface.

They improved the speed by achieving lower energy use, which increased the performance of the drive by 43%. This SATA drive is ideal for ultra-slim notebooks and will be cheaper to use than an equivalent SSD. It could also make for some nice, fast, high-capacity mp3 players.

It will begin selling in November, and the rough price estimate is anyone’s guess.

Written by Blair Mathis on Friday, September 26, 2008