Small HDDs with large capacity|
In addition, Toshiba introduced the world's smallest hard disk drive at 0.85 inches according to the 2005 Guinness World Records and was the first company to accomplish production of HDDs using Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), setting a new record in areal density in the 1.8-inch form factor by boosting the capacity of a single 1.8-inch hard-disk platter to 40 gigabytes.
Important milestone in the HHD industry
"Toshiba has reached yet another important milestone in the HDD industry, a testament to our continued investments in technology leadership and delivering the right products for our customers," said Scott Maccabe, vice president and general manager, Toshiba SDD. "The company recognizes the strength and longevity of its flagship 2.5-inch HDD as a platform for the development of other form factors and innovative mobile devices. We remain committed to continued technology advancements in small form factor HDDs and bringing to market additional technologies that will keep Toshiba in the forefront of the industry."
Toshiba mobile hard disk drives
Toshiba's mobile hard disk drives are available in 0.85-inch, 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors in capacities ranging from 20GB to 120GB capacities. Toshiba continues to pioneer PMR and will incorporate this technology into its entire line of HDDs by 2006.
About Toshiba storage device division
Toshiba SDD, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., leads the market in the development, design and manufacturing of optical disk drives and small form factor 0.85-inch, 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch hard disk drives. Toshiba SDD markets high-quality peripherals to original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators and distributors in the United States. Inherent in the Toshiba storage family are the high-quality engineering and manufacturing capabilities that have established Toshiba products as worldwide leaders.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, Internet access plans, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry-leading portable computers, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.