Toshiba Mobile Drives Continue to Push Portable PCs and Consumer Electronics
Devices to New Performance Heights
Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced it has surpassed
the milestone of cumulative production of 75 million 2.5-inch hard disk drives
(HDDs), demonstrating the increasing popularity of mobile PCs and other consumer
electronics gear such as GPS, MP3 players and automobile entertainment systems
based on the 2.5-inch form factor.
Toshibas innovations in the mobile HDD space have allowed the company to
stay in the vanguard of HDD development. Toshiba was the first company to
introduce a 100GB 2.5-inch HDD earlier this year, giving muscle to thinner
and more powerful notebook PCs to meet the growing population of mobile users.
As Toshiba integrates Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology into
its 2.5-inch HDD in the coming years, the company plans to drastically improve
capacities, while continuing to perfect technical specifications, particularly
for unique operating environments in the consumer electronics space.
Our 2.5-inch platform is the anchor of our mobile HDD lineup, said Scott
Maccabe, Vice President and General Manager, Toshiba SDD. The continued investment
in research and development weve done in this form factor, as well as years
of learning and advancing the technology, have enabled us to bring to market
other leading innovations like the 0.85-inch HDD. The continued strength
of our 2.5-inch HDD is a testament to Toshibas leadership and innovation
in mobile storage.
Toshibas mobile hard disk drives are available in every capacity point,
including 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB capacities.