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IBM Ships Deskstar 180GXPDrive offers 25 percent performance boost over predecessors
The new drive offers what IBM calls "tag 'n' seek" technology, which is a method of controlling commands sent from the host processor to the hard drive for a 25 percent performance increase. The drive uses a 7,200 RPM mechanism and a cache size four times larger than its predecessors, up to 8 MB.
Aside from the 180 GB version, IBM also offers lower-capacity models, including 30 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB and 120 GB. They offer 592 Mbits per second internal transfer rate and an 8.5 ms or 8.8 ms average seek time. Pricing was not available at press time. For more information, visit http://www.ibm.com.
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