Fujitsu has unveiled two new 500GB hard drives that are thinner, use less power and take up less space in devices than previous models.
The 2.5-inch-wide, 5,400 rpm Serial ATA drives are reduced in thickness by using two internal 250GB storage platters rather than three 166GB platters used in previous drives.
The new drives are 9.5mm in height, down from 12.5mm in the previous versions. They also consume 1.4 watts of power, making them 53% more efficient than the former generation of drives.
The model MJA2 BH drive is a standard notebook-size drive, while the model MJA2 CH drive includes full-disk data-encryption capabilities for data security, using the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard.