Fujitsu has announced their first hard disk drives that use perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) to deliver enhanced storage capacity. The company unveiled its MHW2 BH-series of 2.5-inch hard disk drives for mobile PCs which will go on sale to the industry in October this year. The two PMR models are the 160GB MHW2160BH, which Fujitsu claims has the industry’s highest storage capacity for a 5,400 rpm HDD, and the 80GB MHW2080BH. The company aims to ship six million units of the two models.
Fujitsu says it ranks third in 2.5-inch HDDs for mobile PCs, with 21 percent of the worldwide market. Seagate, Hitachi and Toshiba already sell PMR hard drives. See the full PR here.