CES 2015: World’s first 2.5 inch 3TB HDD and SDHC memory card with built-in NFC is here

world's first 2.5 inch 3TB HDD at CES 2015

With the launch of its latest products at the ongoing CES 2015, Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo-based semiconductor & storage products company have certainly brought smile to the faces of laptop users and gamers. The company announced the world’s first 2.5 inch 3TB HDD at the event along with first SDHC card that comes equipped with NFC. Smaller in size but bigger in terms of storage capacity, the MQ03ABB300 uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. It is the first 2.5-inch HDD in the industry that can attain 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB.

world’s first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC at CES 2015

According to the company, in the 2.5-inch form factor, the MQ03ABB300 offers the best in energy consumption efficiency with lower power consumption. Also it is having 50 percent larger capacity as compared to Toshiba’s previous generation 4-platter 2TB MQ01ABB200. It can be transformed into a portable drive also if the user have a 2.5 inch USB 3.0 enclosure. This should be enough to cheer the Sony PlayStation and laptop users.

Alongside the 2.5 inch 3TB HDD, Toshiba also introduced the world’s first SDHC memory card with built-in NFC at the electronics show. Usually one need to insert the SD memory cards into the PCs or digital cameras to find out what is stored inside. Utilizes the features of NFC technology, the SDHC Memory Card can exchange data with a simple touch. The users can download associated ‘Memory Card Preview’ app to his smartphone. Once the app is installed, the user have to hold his NFC-enabled AndroidTM smartphone over the memory cards in order to view thumbnails of 16 images as well as available storage space.

Via: Betanews/ DPreview



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