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Fujitsu to Release New 2.5-inch HDD Designed for 24/7 Continuous Operation

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Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has developed a new series of 2.5" hard disk drives (HDDs) specifically designed for 24-hour continuous operation and are available in a category-leading capacity of 250 GB and a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM. Sales of the new MHZ2 BK Series will start at the end of July 2008.




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High use isn't the problem. It's the freakin heat and the OEMs don't help this by cramming hot HDDs in small spaces with little to no ventilation and absolutely no air circulation (of course I'm ignoring the intended use, but that's what I'd use these HDDs for, laptops).

I've seen some exceptions, though. I got a 17" acer for a friend and there's plenty of room and the HDD never exceeds 45 C (even defragging with O&O). On the other hand, I've seen normal operating temps at 55 and up to 65 in a lot of laptops (burns your legs). No wonder they drop like flies within a yr.

These do use the least power, so I'll shut up :)