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Seagate launches 160GB laptop drive

Momentus achieves 7,200rpm world first

Seagate has announced Momentus, which it’s calling the world's first 7,200rpm 160GB laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology.

This is the second generation of the company's Momentus range of 2.5in hard drives and is available in capacities of 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB.

It combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s interface with 7,200rpm spin speed to enable the highest-performance laptops ever. The drive is available with a free-fall sensor to help prevent damage and data loss if you drop your laptop.

The company claims its drives to be virtually inaudible when in use and that the drives have low power consumption requirements.

"The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their primary computers want every inch of the capacity, performance and durability they enjoy in their desktops," said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice president and general manager.


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