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IBM announced on Wednesday new thin mobile hard drives that will spin at a rotational rate of 5,400 RPM. The 0.37-inch thin Travelstar GNX drives will come in capacities of 20GB and 40GB and will begin shipping in April. The drives use IBM's "pixie dust" technology, which increases the amount of data that can be stored on the platters within the hard drives. IBM representatives said that pricing for the new drives has not been determined.
Big Blue launches a new line of Travelstar hard drives for notebooks that the company claims are the world's quietest.
IBM announced hard disk drives for mobile computers. Its Travelstar VP holds 1.6GB; Travelstar 3XP, has a 2.5-inch drive holding 3GB; the 4.3 GB Deskstar 4, has an all-purpose drive for audio-video applications. The 6.4GB Deskstar 5 has a 5.4MB/sec minimum sustained through-put rate; the 5400 RPM 4.3GB Ultrastar 2ES has an Ultra SCSI interface and is for entry-level workstations and network servers; and the 2.16GB Travelstar 4LP is one of the most rugged drives in its class and is shock resistant, according to the company.