Seagate has announced a 2.5-inch internal hard disk drive aimed at laptop computers with 250GB of storage capacity. 160GB is the largest drivecurrently available for the MacBook Pro.
The Momentus 5400.4 utilises a Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 Gbit/s interface and crams 250GB onto two platters. It uses Seagate's "SoftSonic" fluid-dynamic bearing motors and "QuietStep" ramp loading technology, both of which provide quiet operation and low power consumption, according to Seagate.
Seagate expects to begin shipping the Momentus 5400.4 in quantity to original equipment manufacturers and system builders later this year.