Laptop aficionados will be pleased to hear that storage space is taking another leap - this time to 200GB thanks to the brilliant work of Fujitsu. The company is to begin shipping a 200GB hard-disk drive for laptops in the third quarter of this year. The new model will have a Serial ATA interface, and is aimed mainly at entertainment and multimedia laptops, which require the additional space.
The 2.5-inch laptop PC hard-disk drive market was 81 million units in 2005 and is expected to grow past 150 million units in 2008 to 210 million drives in 2010, the company estimates. In the same period the desktop PC drive market, which has been a mainstay of Fujitsu's drive business, is expected to contract from 240 million units in 2005 to 190 million units in 2010.