80gb iPod …. in Q3 2005?

80gb hard drive for ipod

Toshiba has announced that they will be shipping an 80gb version of the 1.8″ hard drive used in Apple iPods.

The 80gb hard drive will be the same size (0.32″ thick) and weight as the current 40gb and 60gb drives used in iPods.

Toshiba also announced a new 40gb drive that is just 0.20″ thick, which should lead to thinner 40gb MP3 players in the future.

The drives spin at 4200rpm (the same as most 2.5″ laptop drives), have an average seek time of 15ms, and can take a 500G shock when operating.

(via The Register)