The company said the drive can store up to 69Gb per square inch, has Spin Valve GMR heads, GDT media and MEEPRML read channel technologies.
And it claimed a 22 per cent improvement in average latency compared to current 4,200RPM products.
Buffer size has been expanded to 8MB, while FDB spindle motor technology has been used to improve non-operating shock tolerance and decrease acoustic noise.
“Producing a 5,400RPM mobile hard disk drive with 80GB capacity is a terrific accomplishment for Fujitsu and the industry as a whole,” said Mark Geenen, founder of HDD market watcher Trendfocus.
“Trendfocus believes the mobile HDD market will eclipse 55 million units in 2006. Cost-effectively hitting the 40GB and 80GB capacity points opens up significant growth potential in both PC and consumer electronics markets.”
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