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Hitachi shaves hard drive to 1.8 inches

Computex 2006 Or a fat 750Gb
Mon Jun 05 2006, 18:30
HITACHI HAD TWO new things on its partially-assembled stand today, at our pre-Computex viewing -- a big drive and a small one.

The big one is a new 750GB version of the older 500GB range, and it's introduction should come as a shock to no one paying attention. The spec sheets we were given are all in Chinese, a language I don't speak, and do not mention the 750GB, nor can I find any mention of it on the Hitachi web page. The booth staff were adamant that this was a mechanical sample of the soon-to-be-launched 750 variant.

Hitachi-750gb-drive

The other cool one is an extension to the first member of the 1.8 inch club, a new category in the drive wars. This one looks pretty nice, but you have to put it beside a 'big' 2.5 to be able to tell the difference. It comes in 30, 40, 60 and 80GB variants, all spinning at 4200RPM. This one is available in ATA and CE-ATA interfaces. µ

Hitachi-1-8-inch-hd

 

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