Fujitsu announces 500GB 2.5″ HDD

fujitsu-500gb_hard_diskFujitsu announced 5400RPM SATA drive. According to the manufacturer, the new hard drive is rated at an idle power consumption of 0.5 watts; in stand-by mode, the drive consumes about 0.13 watts.The  drives include improved resistance to drops and other physical shocks, as well as 27% faster internal transfer rates. No pricing has been announced for the drives, which will be availablein the first quarter of 2009.