Fujitsu Ups Laptop Hard Drives to 200GB

Fujitsu Computer Products yesterday delivered what they are calling the computer industry’s first 200GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive targeted towards giving notebook PCs desktop PC performance. This new drive should begin appearing in laptops sometime in the third quarter of this year.

The MHV2200BT 200GB 2.5” SATA hard drive, said Fujitsu, builds upon the 160GB hard drive the company previously released to computer manufacturers in August of last year. Features of this drive will include RoHS compliance, a rotational speed of 4200RPM, a hardware accelerator that enables the hard disk drive controller to simultaneously queue and reorder up to 32 instructions and an operating shock of 300G (2ms).

“Fujitsu has focused heavily on R&D to establish itself as the leader in the 2.5″ SATA hard disk drive space,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, in a statement. “We delivered the industry’s first 2.5″ SATA hard disk drive in January 2004, the 160GB 2.5″ offering slightly less than a year ago and now, with the MHV2200BT, we have again illustrated that we are committed to being a leader in this market.”