Notebook HDD capacities to reach 500GB in 2011, netbooks 320GB

Notebook HDD capacities to reach 500GB in 2011, netbooks 320GBThe mainstream capacity of notebook internal hard disk drives (HDDs) will increase from 320GB in 2010 to 500GB in 2011, while netbook drives will be 320GB, according to Taiwan-based makers.

International vendors have offered 7mm-thin 2.5-inch HDDs for use in notebooks, the sources indicated. To encourage adoption by notebook makers, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is offering 7mm 2.5-inch 500GB HDDs for same prices as 9.5mm equivalents, the sources said.

Notebooks equipped with 7mm 2.5-inch 500GB HDDs will account for about 30% of all notebooks at the end of 2011, the sources noted.

Tags: HDDs, netbooks, notebooks

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