Fujitsu bumps 5,400rpm mobile drives to 320GB

Fujitsu's mainstream mobile drives will get more capacity and a faster interface in February.

A mainstream Fujitsu 2.5-inch hard drive for mobile or compact PCs Fujitsu

Fujitsu has squeezed a notch more capacity into its 2.5-inch, 5,400rpm mobile drives, announcing its MHZ2 BH family with a maximum capacity of 320GB on Tuesday.

The family is designed for use in mobile or compact PCs and in consumer electronics products. It also features 8MB of buffer, a 3 gigabit-per-second SATA interface, and power consumption of 1.9 watts when reading or writing data.

The new drive will be available in February; Fujitsu didn't release pricing. The earlier MHY2 BH line topped out at 250GB and had a slower 1.5Gbps SATA (serial ATA) interface.

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