Fujitsu keeps churning out larger and larger 2.5-inch hard drives and this time we're talking 250GB. Sure, this is only a quarter of the size of the most spacious 3.5-inch drives, but it's the largest you can get for your laptop. It's actually not the largest drive available, as Fujitsu also offers a 300GB drive. The difference between the two is that the model launched today offers 5,400rpm over 4,200rpm and it measures only 9.5mm thick, compared to 12.5mm for the 300GB drive. It features SATA interface and 8MB of cache as well.
It might not be super fast with a seek time of 12ms, but this is fairly average for a laptop drive. It only draws a mere 1.9W during operation and an impressive 0.6W at idle. I wonder if Apple is going to buy up the entire stock of these drives for its next generation iPod, but then again, who knows what Apple is planning? None the less, it's always great to see larger laptop drives, especially as Vista takes up a bit more space than good old XP.