IBM Announces 25 GB Travelstar Hard Drive

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Again raising the bar in mobile technology storage, IBM announced the Travelstar 25GS, a 25 GB notebook hard drive. From the press release “IBM announces three hard drive world records“:

August 10, 1999 . . . San Jose, Calif. . . . IBM today announced the world’s highest capacity notebook PC hard drive.Travelstar 25GS is designed for premium notebook PCs and holds four times as much data as the average notebook hard drive. The drive holds 25 gigabytes (GB), the equivalent of either 20 TV-quality movies, 792 feet of shelved books or seven million pages of text.At 5,400 revolutions per minute (rpm), the new Travelstar 25GS drive has the highest rpm of any notebook PC hard drive, contributing to significantly higher performance.

The press release mentions that the drives are shipping to some Wintel notebook manufactures now:

IBM’s new Travelstar drives are now shipping in limited quantities to several PC manufacturers including Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell Computer Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, and IBM Personal Systems Group for its award-winning ThinkPads … Dell is taking orders and shipping these drives today.**

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