Trans Intl., a member of the Apple Developer Group and designer and manufacturer of computer memory and mass storage products, has announced the online availability of a new IBM 40 GNX 2.5 inch, 5400-RPM hard disk drive.
Offered in 20GB and 40GB configurations, the drive works with PowerBooks and iBooks. The new 5400-RPM drive offers users accelerated performance in a thinner (9.5 mm) hard disk drive. In earlier 5400-RPM drives, “spindle speed” was the top-of-the-line feature for mobile power users. It was only offered in the highest capacity drives — which also required a thicker (12.5 mm) hard drive.
The Enhance 5400-RPM provides the capability for increased “power-on” hours making 2.5-inch drives suitable for mission critical applications, according to the folks at Trans. Other performance features of the drive are increased data rate, advanced cache management software, and a larger cache size.
This new 40GB/20GB 5400 RPM drive is also available as an external FireWire portable unit featuring sustained data transfer rate of 20-35MB/sec, enabled by an OXFORD 911 Fire Wire to IDE bridge chip. Prices are available at the