Samsung Announces New 2.5 500GB HDD

Samsung Electronics announces the development of its new Spinpoint M6 500GB, the world's first 500GB 2.5" hard drive that fits in the industry's standard 9.5mm height dimension. Armed with 500GB capacity, the Spinpoint M6 is designed to meet the growing storage needs of today's notebook computers as well as slim form factor PCs, blade servers and high density mobile applications.

Samsung's new Spinpoint M6 500GB consists of three 166GB platters in a 2.5" hard disk drive frame measuring just 9.5mm in height. Mainstream notebook PCs can now support capacity of up to one terabyte by installing two Spinpoint M6 500GB drives.

The Spinpoint M6 500GB hard drive features a 5400rpm spindle speed, a 8MB cache, and 3.0Gbps SATA interface with a free fall sensor and a rotational vibration sensor available as optional features. Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology enables the 500GB drive to store 160,000 digital images, 125 hours of DVD movies, or 60 hours of high definition video images. The drive also features Samsung's Flying on Demand head technology that improves recording stability over changing temperature ranges.

Samsung's Spinpoint M6 500GB is expected to be available in March 2008.

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