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TOSHIBA INTRODUCES WORLD'S HIGHEST CAPACITY 1.8-INCH HARD DISK DRIVES.

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) recently debuted its newest family of 1.8-inch embedded hard disk drives (HDDs) available in 10GB and 20GB capacities.

The new mini drives offer consumer electronics and PC manufacturers the right combination of high-capacity storage with a compact, lightweight footprint for design into a wide variety of mobile and handheld products that require reliable storage solutions.

The tiny storage giants measure 54mm wide and 78.5mm deep, and weigh 51 and 62 grams respectively. Toshiba's new 10GB (MK1003GAL) and 20GB (MK2003GAH) HDDs are smaller than a credit card and lighter than a traditional pager. The low profile, lightweight drives offer data transfer rates of 100MB/sec, providing high-speed performance for both consumer electronics devices and notebook PCs.

"Our latest 1.8-inch HDD technology is enabling some of today's most exciting, new small form factor mobile devices," said Amy Dalphy, manager, HDD business unit, Toshiba SDD.

"Toshiba's 1.8-inch HDDs have the right mix of power consumption, shock tolerance and compact size for today's capacity-hungry `biz-sumer' mobile computing and digital gadgets -- such as music players, handheld PCs, PDAs, wearable computers and laptops."

Built on Toshiba's proven 2.5-inch HDD technology platform, the rugged design and reliability of Toshiba's new 1.8-inch HDDs meets today's increasingly diverse range of storage needs for a variety of new applications and environments.

The drives can be easily designed and integrated into portable PCs, handheld mobile terminals, wearable computers, digital video cameras, car navigation systems and audio/video players.

In addition, Toshiba's 1.8-inch HDD technology enables the use of complex data, business graphics and audio/visual applications for the growing mobile market, and enables PDA manufacturers to provide substantial photo archiving capabilities in their products.

Offering the industry's highest a real density per platter in this form factor at 35.26 gigabits per square inch -- and withstanding operational shock of up to 200g and non-operating shock of up to 1,000g -- the 20GB HDD will begin shipping in early February, while the 10GB will ship in early March.[sections]
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Date:Jan 21, 2002
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