Toshiba is rolling out a family of 2.5-inch hard drives that offer consumers and smaller businesses all the storage capacity of 3.5-inch HDDs but with 80 percent less power consumption and heat dissipation. The drives are aimed at such systems as all-in-one desktops and Energy Star-compliant PCs, according to Toshiba officials.
Toshiba is going big with its smallest hard drives.

The company on Sept. 1 unveiled its MKxx65GSX 2.5-inch lineup of 2.5-inch hard disk drives that provide as much as 640GB of capacity. The 5,400-rpm HDDs are aimed at an array of computing models, including all-in-one desktops and highly energy-efficient PCs, according to Toshiba officials.

The HDDs can be used by consumers or businesses that need capacity but want to save on power consumption, according to Maciek Brzeski, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Device Division.

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