IBM Announces Three Hard Drive World Records

IBM released the world’s highest capacity notebook PC hard drive. Travelstar 25GS is designed for premium notebook PCs and holds four times as much data as the average notebook hard drive. The drive holds 25 gigabytes (GB), the equivalent of either 20 TV-quality movies, 792 feet of shelved books or seven million pages of text. At 5,400 revolutions per minute (rpm), the new Travelstar 25GS drive has the highest rpm of any notebook PC hard drive, contributing to significantly higher performance.

IBM’s new 12 GB Travelstar 12GN for ultra-portables is the world’s most rugged hard drive. IBM also introduced an 18 GB drive for mainstream notebook users. Travelstar 18GT holds the equivalent of the text printed on 18 pickup trucks full of paper.

IBM's new Travelstar drives are now shipping in limited quantities to several PC manufacturers including Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell Computer Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company and IBM Personal Systems Group.

For more information, call (888) 426-5214, or visit www.ibm.com/harddrive.