With the largest capacity storage currently available in a Type II PC Card form factor, Toshiba leads the way in providing high-performance storage solutions for mobile users. Weighing less than two ounces, Toshiba's credit card-sized HDD introduces a sleek design with powerful storage capacity, eliminating the need for and hassle of carrying data from multiple diskettes or CDs while on the road.
In addition to storing large files from a PC and removable applications (data back-up capacity equivalent to three CDs), the 1.8-inch HDD also serves as a bridging device to transfer digital data from electronic equipment with a PC Card slot.
With a data transfer rate of up to 20MB per second, large files can be stored quickly -- all without the need of external cables, power supplies or specific media, increasing the productivity of mobile users. Combining a quick data transfer rate and 2.0GB storage capacity, co-workers can now share large amounts of data more quickly and efficiently.
The removable HDD also provides an excellent data security solution, as the Type II Card can be removed from the computer and locked away at night, keeping sensitive files secure.
"For mobile users, the ability to access data anytime, anywhere is critical," said Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. "With 2.0GB of storage capacity, the user can keep just about anything, all in a compact lightweight format that is the size of a credit card."
|No. of disks||1|
|No. of heads||2|
|Average seek time||15ms|
|Data transfer rate|| ATA:16.6MB/s PIO Mode DMA Mode|
66.7MB/s Ultra DMA Mode
PC card: 5.2MB/s PIO Mode
20MB/s Memory Mode
|Interface|| PC Card ATA, 68pin AT|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||54.0 x 85.6 x 5.0mm|
|Shock resistance (Half sine wave)||Non-operating: 1,000G (1ms)|
|Operating System Compatibility|| Microsoft(R) Windows(R)95, 98, 2000|
and Millennium Edition (Me) Apple(R)
Macintosh(R) operating systems
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
Toshiba's 2.0GB, 1.8-inch Type II PC Card HDD will be available for purchase in February 2001 through retail and traditional channels such as computer superstores, consumer electronic stores, mass merchandisers, VARs, mail-order partners and Toshiba's Web site at www.shoptoshiba.com.
The estimated single unit price (ESUP) is $459 and includes a one-year standard warranty and telephone technical support through Toshiba's InTouch(SM) Center, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 1.8-inch HDD is compatible with all notebooks and devices with a PC Card slot, as well as desktop computers with a PC Card adapter.