A year and two months since they announced the 2 GB MK2001MPL PCMCIA Type II HD Toshiba has today announced an all new 5 GB unit. The PAMHD005 offers huge capacity to professional digital photographers using the Kodak DCS series of digital SLR's (which have two PCMCIA Type II slots). With one of these units you could store an amazing 585 RAW shots from the new 6 megapixel Kodak DCS 760 (and you could, indeed have TWO).

NOTE: This card would only work in those cameras with full PCMCIA slots (not Compact Flash).

Toshiba PAMHD005 specifications

Type PCMCIA Type II Hard Disk
Capacity 5 GB
Transfer rate 5.2 MB/s
Rotation speed 3990 RPM
Dimensions 54 x 85.6 x 5 mm (2.13 x 3.3 x 0.2 in)
Weight 55 g (1.9 oz)
Est. price 50,000 YEN (US$400)

** Oddly the Toshiba press release states that the HD is formatted to FAT32, obviously it should be possible to re-format the card but please confirm compatibility with your camera manufacturer.