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Toshiba's new 1.8-inch 40GB perpendicular drive

Ryan Block, @ryan
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Seagate may have been the first to announce theirs, but the winner of the race to get the first perpendicular recording hard drive (can we just call them perpendiskulars?) to market goes to Toshiba. The MK4007GAL does 40GB on a single platter, which means thinner portable audio players with fewer read/write heads (and thus fewer points of failure). Their new Gigabeat F41 will apparently use the new perpdrive, and they've plans to release an 80GB version, the MK8007GAH, later this year.

[Via Anything But iPod]

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