Seagate 500GB Notebook Hard Drives Power New Acer Notebook Computers With World’s Highest Capacity and Speed

    Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB hard drives deliver the perfect combination
    of capacity, speed and durability to support rich digital gaming and other
    intensive multimedia applications that are the hallmark of the Acer Aspire
    consumer notebook PCs, and the blazing on-the-road performance and shock
    tolerance of the Acer TravelMate professional notebooks. Momentus 5400.6
    drives combine an areal density of 394 Gbytes per square inch — the highest
    ever for a notebook hard drive — with a data transfer rate of 87
    Megabytes/second, the fastest available for a 5400-rpm notebook drive.

    “Acer mobile PC customers want notebooks that deliver state-of-the-art
    capabilities to meet their needs for capacity, performance and durability,”
    said Campbell Kan, vice president of the Mobile Computing Business Unit at
    Acer. “Seagate’s new 500GB Momentus hard drive enables Acer to deliver the
    richest multimedia experience and on-the-go robustness available for notebook
    computers.”

    “We are pleased that Acer is delivering cutting-edge mobile computers
    with 500GB notebook hard drives from Seagate, with more personal computer
    makers to follow,” said BanSeng Teh, vice president and managing director,
    Seagate Asia Pacific. “Seagate continues to advance hard drive capacity, speed
    and durability, and our latest 500GB 2.5-inch drives and 1.5 Terabyte 3.5-inch
    drives provide the highest capacities on the planet to meet the growing need
    to create, store, share and protect digital content.”

    Momentus 5400.6 HDD, Seagate’s newest 2.5-inch 5400-rpm drive, delivers
    the best combination of capacity, mobility and durability for mainstream
    notebook computers, external storage solutions and industrial applications
    requiring a small form factor. The drive, the fourth generation of Seagate’s
    notebook family to use capacity-boosting Perpendicular Magnetic Recording
    technology, combines a powerful Serial ATA 3GB/second interface and capacities
    of 500GB, 320GB, 250GB, 160GB and 120GB with 8MB of cache.

    To help protect data, the hard drive is built tough to withstand up to
    1,000 Gs of non-operating shock and 350 Gs of operating shock, making it ideal
    for systems that are subject to rough handling or high levels of vibration.
    For extra durability in mobile environments, Momentus 5400.6 hard drives are
    offered with G-Force Protection(TM), a free-fall sensor technology that helps
    prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a notebook PC is dropped.

    The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration equal to the force
    of gravity, then parking the head off the disk to prevent contact with the
    platter in a free fall of as little as 8 inches. Moreover, the drive is
    thrifty on power consumption, allowing mobile notebook users to work longer
    between battery charges, and virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate’s
    innovative SoftSonic fluid-dynamic bearing motors.