January 6, 2007 ASUS has integrated Hitachi's Travelstar 5K500 hard drive into its new M50 and M70 notebook PCs. This will make the M70 capable of delivering one terabyte of storage capacity – equal to 1000 hours of video - in a two-drive configuration.
The new M50 and M70 notebook PCs will contain a full size ergonomic keyboard, a numerical keypad, a dual-mode touch pad for easy access playback control and deliver high definition audio and visual media on an LCD screen made with ASUS Infusion technology.
The Travelstar 5K500 features Hitachi’s Rotational Vibration Safeguard technology, designed to reduce damage from vibrations or shocks to the system enclosure. The RVS senses possible vibrations in advance, and takes the necessary steps to stabilize the drive head. The RVS system can offset vibrations caused by premium speakers at full volume.
“One TB represents a major advancement in notebook computing and we are pleased to be at the heart of this industry milestone,” said Larry Swezey, a director at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “We will continue to deliver the best that storage technology has to offer, solidifying Hitachi’s position as the segment and technology leader in 2.5-inch hard drives.”