San Jose, CA--October 29, 1996--IBM (San Jose, CA) announced the lightest 2.5-inch hard disk drive for mobile computers.
About the size of a cassette tape, the drive will enable a new generation of super-slim notebook computers. Users will benefit because they will have smaller, lighter-weight computers to tote around. It will also benefit those who have limited desk space or only work from the road in a "virtual office."
It packs more data on to a square inch than any other drive at 1.44 billion bits per square inch.
This drive, known as the Travelstar VP also holds more data than any other drive in its class. Called "very low profile" by IBM, it holds 1.6 Gbytes of data, and is just slightly more than a third of an inch thick at a height of 9.5 mm.
Travelstar VP and the following five additional new drives from the IBM Storage Systems Division will be demonstrated at Bally's hotel (Las Vegas, NV) during Fall COMDEX, Nov. 18-22:
- Travelstar 3XP, a 2.5-inch drive that reaches 3 Gbytes in capacity. This drive packs 1.35 billion bits per square inch.
- One of the the highest capacity, traditional low-profile drives available, at 2.16 Gbytes. Travelstar 4LP has a non-operating shock resistance of 500 G.
- Deskstar 4 has the fastest seek time and is one of the highest-capacity solutions in its class. It holds up to 4.3 Gbytes of data.
- The 6.4 Gbyte Deskstar 5 has a performance of 5.4 Mbytes per second minimum sustained through-put rate.
- IBM's new 5400 rpm 4.3 Gbyte Ultrastar 2ES.
The company added that the 3.5-inch server disk drive, 9.1 Gbyte Ultrastar 2XP, has begun shipping in volume with very high demand from customers. As a result, IBM has decided not to manufacture a 10.8 Gbyte drive, announced in 1994.
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