MCE Announces 48 GB PB Hard Drives

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Mac Components Engineered, a sponsor, has announced the availability of the new 48 GB PowerBook expansion bay hard drive. The new drive is certified for use in the PowerBook G4 (Titanium), PowerBook 2000 (FireWire), PowerBook G3 Series 1999 (Bronze, Lombard) and PowerBook G3 Series 1998 (Wall Street).

The new drive is based on the IBM Travelstar 48GH mechanism, which is the world’s quietest and industry’s highest capacity notebook drive according to an IBM press release. Specifications:

  • Interface: IDE (Ultra/ATA-5)
  • Unformatted capacity: 48GB (1KB=1000 bytes)
  • Interface Transfer Rate(MB/sec): 100 MB/sec Ultra-DMA mode 5 (Burst)
  • Media Transfer Rate(MB/sec): 13.6 to 25.4 (Sustained, inside to outside track)
  • Data Buffer (Cache): 2MB
  • Rotational Speed: 5400RPM
  • Drive Height: 12.5mm
  • Warranty: Three years

The MobileStor 48G is available now for US$649 with a complete installation kit which includes: illustrated installation manual, torx screwdriver, miniature phillips and flathead screwdrivers and an anti-static wrist strap.

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