Seagate ups mobile storage to 120 GByte


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A new harddrive generation is making its way into mobile devices: Seagate is first to ship a 120 GByte version of its Momentus drive for mainstream mobile computers.

Seagate announced the drive Monday as addition to its present Momentus drive family. The new model will join the 5400.2 lineup, indicating a platter rotation speed of 5400 rpm and mainstream notebooks as primary target market.

According to Seagate spokesman Michael Hall, the drives will be shipping in May and soon be available in common mobile computers, depending on OEMs and their preferences. Given the fact that today's mainstream notebooks are mainly offered with 40 and 60 GByte drives, we would expect this number to increase to at least 80 GByte in the near future as a result of the introduction of the new capacity range. Seagate's high-end offering for notebooks remains the Momentus 7200.1, with a speed of 7200 rpm and a capacity of up to 100 GByte.