Seagate launches first 7200-RPM 160GB notebook drive

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Seagate is going big on capacity again – offering the first 7200-RPM 160GB notebook drive, the Momentus 7200.2, which also features free-fall protection for the accident-prone out there.

“The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their primary PCs want every inch of capacity, performance and durability they enjoy in their desktop systems,” said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice president and general manager, Personal Compute Business. “The new Momentus 7200.2 hard drive epitomises Seagate’s focus on delivering cutting-edge storage technologies that make it easier to move, use and protect digital information in the home, in the office and on-the-go.”

The Momentus 7200.2 delivers up to 160GB of capacity using perpendicular recording technology and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface with 7200-RPM spin speed. The hard drive also has an optional free-fall sensor to help prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a laptop PC is dropped. The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration equal to the force of gravity, then parking the head off the disc to prevent contact with the platter in a free fall of as little as 8 inches.

No news on a shelf date or price.

Seagate website

Dave Walker