As expected, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, a leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, recently announced its next generation MHV2100AH mobile hard disk drive with 100GB capacity, which puts Fujitsu into the line with other makers of mobile HDDs, such as Seagate and Toshiba, who has already introduced such prodcts, and also gives the company a competitive advantage, as the HDD features Serial ATA interface and 5400rpm motor.
“The emergence of 100GB mobile drives greater than 4200rpm is significant for the hard disk drive industry,” said Dave Reinsel, program director of storage research at IDC.
The new Fujitsu MHV2100AH 2.5” drive offers 100GB capacity with 5400rpm functionality giving users more performance compared to 4200rpm hard disk drives, but with low power consumption increasing the time that users can spend away from an outlet. The MHV2100AH hard disk drive consumes only 1.9W when writing; 0.6W in idle; about 2.6 bels of noise; can survive 300G/2ms operating shock; 900G/1ms non-operating shock and 1.5ms track-to-track seek time.
The Fujitsu MHV2100AH also in the first Fujitsu hard disk drive that is RoHS compliant/lead free. RoHS refers to the European Commission's RoHS directive for eliminating certain hazardous materials in the manufacturing of electronic equipment.