IBM unveils 25GB notebook hard drive

Notebook PC users on the go can now take 20 television-quality movies or 792 feet of shelved books with them, thanks to a 25GB hard drive announced by IBM.

The company calls the Travelstar 25GS the world's highest-capacity notebook hard drive and, with an rpm (revolutions per minute) measurement of 5400, the fastest as well.

Also new from IBM are a 12GB drive for ultra-portable computers and an 18GB drive for mainstream portables. Both models spin at 4200rpm.

The Travelstar drives are already being shipped to PC manufacturers including Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM's own Personal Systems Group, according to IBM.

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Jeff Partyka

PC World

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