Spinpoint M8 form factor supports 9.5mm height to fit in mobile computing applications
Samsung Electronics has introduced a new terabyte internal hard disk drive ‘Spinpoint M8’ with 500GB per platter for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks.
The company said the new HDD consists of two 500GB platters and provides users with one terabyte storage space. The form factor of the drive supports the 9.5mm height to fit in mobile computing applications.
Samsung said that the high density in the new drive was achieved by utilising advanced format technology (AFT) which raises the data storage density per unit area.
In addition, the reduced number of components such as disks and heads contribute to approximately 7% increase in operation speeds and 8% decline in power demand, the company said.
The dual-platter Spinpoint M8 operates on a high-performance 3Gbps SATA interface, provides an eight megabyte buffer memory and incorporates EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels.
Samsung strategic marketing storage vice-president C Lee said the new Spinpoint M8 line-up supports the ongoing growth curve for high density data storage densities, especially as it raises the bar to exceed terabyte density levels in the mobile computing space.
The company said that Spinpoint M8 is available worldwide with the 1TB drive and priced at an MSRP of $129.00.