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Toshiba has spun out six new laptop-friendly hard drives, including a 400GB whopper that sports the world's highest data density to date, the company claimed. The 400GB MK4058GSX contains two platters spinning at 5400rpm and which cram 477Mb into every square millimetre. It connects to the host over a 3Gb/s SATA link. The 2. …

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  1. Adrian

    Pity it's smaller than the

    the existing 500Gb laptop drives out there, available today. Otherwise it would be newsworthy !!!

  2. Jan

    Pity it actually fits common notebooks...

    ...unlike those 12,5mm 500GB drives...

  3. Matthew

    Pity you missed the Samsung one

    Samsung already have a 500 GB 9,5 mm high drive. I've got one in my laptop - the extra breathing space is brilliant.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    Still using spinning platters?

    Welcome to the 21st Century.

  5. Maryland, USA

    Seagate's 500GB notebook drives (9.5mm) will follow the Toshiba 4Q 2008

    in 5400 and 7200rpm versions. The latter has 16GB of cache. Each is designed to withstand 1000g:

    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=null&vgnextoid=19549a9dafc0b110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

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