Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Computex 2006 - Taipei : Toshiba 200GB 2.5in HDD goes into production August

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts

    Computex 2006 - Taipei : Toshiba 200GB 2.5in HDD goes into production August

    Toshiba has turned to perpendicular recording technology to increase the capacity of 2.5in laptop hard disk drives to 200GB (unformatted). The company is showing its new "best of class" 200GB drive, the MK2035GSS, on its stand (B624) at this week's Computex Taipei show and plans to go into production in August.


    More in this HEXUS.headline, including full specs.

  2. #2
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    do SATA notebook HDDs have the same connectors as 3.5 drives?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    Never seen one, but I can't think there's any chance that the connectors will be the same as on a full-size SATA HDD.

  4. #4
    YUKIKAZE arthurleung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    3,280
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    88 times in 83 posts
    • arthurleung's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5E (Rampage Formula 0902)
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 3.6Ghz 1.2V
      • Memory:
      • A-Data DDR2-800 2x2GB CL4
      • Storage:
      • 4x1TB WD1000FYPS @ RAID5 3Ware 9500S-8 / 3x 1TB Samsung Ecogreen F2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GeCube HD4870 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Server 2008 Standard
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp 2709W + 2001FP
      • Internet:
      • Be*Unlimited 20Mbps
    By the look of it it looks like its the same as 3.5" drive though.
    Workstation 1: Intel i7 950 @ 3.8Ghz / X58 / 12GB DDR3-1600 / HD4870 512MB / Antec P180
    Workstation 2: Intel C2Q Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz / X38 / 4GB DDR2-800 / 8400GS 512MB / Open Air
    Workstation 3: Intel Xeon X3350 @ 3.2Ghz / P35 / 4GB DDR2-800 / HD4770 512MB / Shuttle SP35P2
    HTPC: AMD Athlon X4 620 @ 2.6Ghz / 780G / 4GB DDR2-1000 / Antec Mini P180 White
    Mobile Workstation: Intel C2D T8300 @ 2.4Ghz / GM965 / 3GB DDR2-667 / DELL Inspiron 1525 / 6+6+9 Cell Battery

    Display (Monitor): DELL Ultrasharp 2709W + DELL Ultrasharp 2001FP
    Display (Projector): Epson TW-3500 1080p
    Speakers: Creative Megaworks THX550 5.1
    Headphones: Etymotic hf2 / Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro

    Storage: 8x2TB Hitachi @ DELL PERC 6/i RAID6 / 13TB Non-RAID Across 12 HDDs
    Consoles: PS3 Slim 120GB / Xbox 360 Arcade 20GB / PS2

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    Nothing I can find on Toshiba's site clarifies this - the 200GB model would appear to be its first SATA offering.

    However, you might find this PDF (900KB-plus) about Hitachi's likkle SATA HDD useful, in as much as it has measurements and diagrams (page 29).

  6. #6
    Senior Member chrestomanci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    1,608
    Thanks
    92
    Thanked
    95 times in 79 posts
    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crabtree
    However, you might find this PDF (900KB-plus) about Hitachi's likkle SATA HDD useful, in as much as it has measurements and diagrams (page 29).
    There is a better diagram on page 35 of that PDF.

    The connection does look very much like desktop SATA. It is possible that the voltages are different but I doubt it.

    I think the SATA standards commitee would have been fools not to make desktop & notbook drives the same when the standards where set, after all, the difference on PATA, must have caused no end of problems over the years for no good reason.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    Well spotted.

    My original thoughts were that they wouldn't put standard SATA fittings on these laptop drives because they're considerably bulkier than the fittings that you find on PATA drives and, therefore, likely to cause problems in terms of the space required within a laptop.

    But, now I'm thinking that if they are indeed using standard SATA fittings, how common it will be for the cabling to come undone?

    The old PATA stuff was a bid fiddly but made a very positive fit - and a positive fit isn't one of the features for which SATA cabling is best known.

  8. #8
    Senior Member chrestomanci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    1,608
    Thanks
    92
    Thanked
    95 times in 79 posts
    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crabtree
    But, now I'm thinking that if they are indeed using standard SATA fittings, how common it will be for the cabling to come undone?

    The old PATA stuff was a bid fiddly but made a very positive fit - and a positive fit isn't one of the features for which SATA cabling is best known.
    Laptop drives are virtualy plugged into the motherboad, so I would guess that the connectors would be soldered onto the motherboard, and then the laptop plugged into them, and screwed down. Unlike a desktop system there would be no slack cable to pull out.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    I know what you mean but most of the laptop drives I've seen in situ have been mounted in caddies and then that caddy attaches to the PC - so it will be interesting to see how these SATA drives are connected and mounted in laptops.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 200gb Hdd 137gb
    By Russ in forum Software
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14-05-2005, 08:31 PM
  2. 200gb Hdd Ata/100 8mb 7200rpm - £102.18
    By ERU in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-03-2004, 01:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •