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Subject: New apple 100 GB iPod

New apple 100 GB iPod

From: Sarai <>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 18:23:17 -0600

Hi guys, check out this article.

100GB Apple iPod coming early next year?

Bob Crabtree
Published: Wednesday 6th December, 2006
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Is a 100GByte Apple iPod only months away? Chances are it is, according
to a story on

CNET noticed that Toshiba yesterday announced plans to introduce in the
early new year a 100GByte hard disk of the size (1.8in) used in iPods -
and moved
on from there in the knowledge that Apple has traditionally snaffled up
the company's latest and greatest mini hard disks to boost the selling
power of

Naturally, as usual, Apple was unwilling to comment on any future
product launch when CNET asked for its take.

Toshiba MK1011GAH 1.9in/100GB hard disk

And here's an extract from Toshiba's December 5 press release about the
new drive,

TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation, the industry leader in bringing high storage
capacities to small form factor hard disk drives, today announced a
1.8-inch drive
that offers a storage capacity of 100 gigabytes, the largest*1 capacity
yet achieved in this class of HDD. The new drive, MK1011GAH, employs
magnetic recording (PMR) technology and an improved error correction
code to secure the highest*2 areal density of any 1.8-inch HDD in the
market, 240.8
megabits per square millimeter (155.3 gigabits per square inch). Toshiba
will start mass production of this new best-in-class drive from January
*1 The industry's largest commercially available capacity in a
1.8-inch hard disk drive, as of Dec. 5, 2006 (source: Toshiba)
*2 The world's highest commercially available areal density in a 1.8
inch hard disk drive, as of Dec.5, 2006 (source: Toshiba)

Packing larger data capacities into small form factor HDD is a must to
support continued advances in the notebook PC market and to meet growing
demand for
personal digital media supporting high capacity audio and video
applications. Toshiba's new 1.8-inch drive builds on the Company's
leadership in this key
product segment as the first HDD in its class to achieve a 100GB

This latest Toshiba advance meets needs for enhanced, lightweight
storage capacities and will support the development of future
generations of smaller,
lighter, more powerful mobile PC. In the personal digital media market,
the new drive's unrivaled capacity will support storage of multiple data
including home video and movies, and will bring users improved

Alongside capacity improvement, Toshiba has also improved power
consumption*3 to 0.003W/GB, as defined in the Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry's
Energy Conservation Law, assuring a more environmentally friendly
design. The new drive also complies with the EU's RoHS directive, which
came into force
in July 2006.
*3 Excludes power consumption from r ecording capacity, both of
which are defined by the Energy Conservation Law.

Toshiba will feature the new drive at the International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8 to 11,
at booth 12832.

Hard disk drives are now used in applications including mobile PCs to
digital audio players. The market has a voracious appetite for larger
data capacities,
as more powerful networks and applications bring audio-visual
capabilities to more products, particularly AV notebook PCs. By
introducing a of 100GB 1.8-inch
HDD, the world's largest*1 capacity, Toshiba will sustain the industry's
ability to meet customer needs in terms of storing multiple high
capacity data
files and achieving playback of data-rich movies. Toshiba expects the
new drive to achieve sustained sales increases in the market.
*1 The industry's largest commercially available capacity in a
1.8-inch hard disk drive, as of Dec. 5, 2006 (source: Toshiba)

PMR technology and improved error correction increase capacity.
PMR technology was adopted for the new drive, as it is superior in areal
density recording and recording stability. The addition of an improved
error correction
code has made it possible to retrieve highly accurate data at high areal
densities, further contributing to increased capacity.

Specs - Toshiba MK1011GAH 1.9in/100GB hard disk

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