Hitachi Australia is claiming a first with the release of its latest hard disk drive, the DK32DJ-72.
The vendor describes its new offering as the industry's highest capacity 1x3.5 inch hard disk drive at 73.9 GBs.
It will be commercially available in Australia in both SCSI and 2Gb FCAL interfaces for Hitachi's OEM customers in Q1 2001.
Hitachi is keen to focus on the benefits of the DK32DJ-72 including a doubling of storage capacity within standard 11 Watt power consumption levels.
The new offering incorporates plane glass substrate and the head load/unload mechanism designed to enable reduced head-flying height while improving stability and increasing non-operational shock resistance to 250Gbs.
The vendor is targeting the DK32DJ-72 hard drive towards applications that require high levels of data processing and network reliability such as SANs, network-attached storage, RAIDs and other high-end network requirements.