MINI-LAP-DRIVE IEEE1394 FireWire® and USB 2.0 Hard Drives combine our attractive case design and high performance bridge technology with the latest IBM drive mechanisms. Available in a broad range of capacities, these workhorse drives provide the easiest way to add fast mass external storage to Windows PCs and Macs. No need to open cases or set jumpers, just plug the drive into an available FireWire® port and it is ready to go. Featuring the latest generation of Oxford Semiconductor's OXFW911 high performance IEEE 1394 to IDE bridge technology, these drives boast exceptional speeds of up to 29MB/s sustained reads and 24MB/s sustained writes. The sturdy and attractive case adapts to both horizontal and vertical orientations, and multiple LAP-DRIVE drives are easily stacked. The drive now includes a single USB 2.0 port for use with USB 2.0 capable Windows PCs.
- Fully IEEE1394, FireWire, iLink compliant
- Fully USB 2.0 compliant, USB 1.1 backward compatible
- Works with Microsoft Windows versions 98SE through XP
- Works with Apple Mac OS Classic 8.6 and later or Mac OS X
- Fast 4200 RPM Mode 4Ultra ATA Internal Drive Mechanisms
- Plug and play, no termination of device IDs to worry about
- Dual FireWire ports allow easy daisy chaining of devices
- 2MB Buffer Enclosure Cache
- 2 IEEE1394 FireWire Compliant Six Pin Ports
- 1 USB 2.0 Port
- System Requirements
- PC with available IEEE1394 FireWire or USB 2.0 port running Windows 98SE, Millennium Edition, 2000, or XP
- Macintosh with available FireWire port running Mac OS Classic 8.6 and later or Mac OS X
- Drive Mechanism Performance
- Legendary IBM TravelStar Drive Mech.
- Package Includes
- FireWire + USB 2.0 Hard Drive
- FireWire Connecting Cable (6-pin to 6-pin)
- USB 2.0 driver CD-ROM for Windows
- USB 2.0 Connecting Cable
- AC Power Adapter
IBM continues its tradition of mobile storage leadership with the IBM Travelstar 40GN hard drives. The innovative hard drive design combines AFC Media, Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor technology, an ATA-100 interface, IBM giant magnetoresistive (GMR) head technology, Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML) digital channel, a head load/unload feature, and Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender" (ABLE) 3.0. This design provides the exceptional quietness, storage capacity, performance, power management, quality, and reliability required by today's notebook systems.
The Travelstar family of hard disk drives incorporates the latest IBM storage technology-antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media, informally known as "pixie dust." This technology sandwiches a three-atom-thick layer of ruthenium, a precious metal, between two magnetic layers on a disk, allowing for a higher "pixie dust" areal density, breaking through limitations of the super paramagnetic effect.
As a result, the new IBM Travelstar drives are suitable for demanding, high-capacity Internet, digital audio, video streaming, and real-time multimedia applications--whether users are in the office or on the road. In nontraditional applications, Travelstar drives can now incorporate into such products as Point-of-Sale Systems, Set- Top Boxes, Telemetry (automobile) applications, and communications and entertainment systems.
Performance and reliability The IBM Travelstar 40GN hard drives use proven IBM technology such as TrueTrack Servo, IBM Drive Fitness Test" (DFT) (can be downloaded at IBM), and Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.), as well as a thermistor, an adaptive control device that helps maintain high performance and fast seek times at high environmental temperatures.
Advanced mobile systems With these new drives, IBM has once again redefined state-of-the-art storage for mobile computing. The reduced acoustics, high speeds, and capacities of IBM Travelstar drives support superior digital content creation capabilities, higher quality digital audio and video, and significantly faster processing for data-intensive multimedia and Internet applications.
By using one of the new Travelstar drives in a laptop system, you can unchain your multimedia studio from the desktop, enabling high-end multimedia creativity as mobile as your imagination.
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Bare Drive High areal densities. 40GN provides areal densities of up to 34Gbits/sq.in., yielding up to 20GB of capacity per disk Fluide Dynamic Bearings. All models contain Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor technology for industry-leading idle and operating acoustic performance. Industry-leading operational shock. Travelstar provides industry-leading operational shock rating of up to 200Gs (2ms). Pixie Dust technology. Travelstar leverages latest antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media, also known as pixie dust allowing for higher areal density.
2.5" Combo(FireWire/USB2.0) Mass Storage is the best way of expanding your storage capacity. It boasts a brilliant solution of data transferring and is expedient through USB or FireWire to your computer. Just add your DATA! Pre Built and Tested by MACdrives Technicians. Ready-To-Go just Connect your USB or FireWire cable . You are all set.