MCE Technologies LLC is now offering a 100GB hard disk drive for users of PowerBooks looking for higher capacity, higher performance internal storage. The MCE MobileStore 100GB replaces the PowerBook’s existing hard drive and operates at 7200RPM. It features an 8MB cache buffer. MCE is selling the new drive for US$399.
In addition to working in any PowerBook G4 model, the MobileStore 100GB/7200RPM drive is also compatible with iBook G4, PowerBook G3, iBook G3 and Mac mini systems. The 7200RPM rotational speed lets the drive have sustained transfer rates of more than 75MB per second, with burst transfer of up to 100MB per second, according to MCE. The drive uses fluid dynamic bearing technology, which reduces acoustic noise by up to 20 percent over other drives without this feature, said MCE.
The drive ships with an illustrated installation guide and tools.