Friday, June 10, 2011

1 TB with 500 GB platters in 2.5 "

Samsung has announced the SpintPoint M8, a 2.5-inch hard drive 1 TB who has the right idea to work with two 500GB platters, while other models use this ability three trays. The advantage of switching from three to two plates is the thickness: the majority of designs in three trays measuring 12.5 mm thick while the models with two trays merely 9.5 mm.

And with 9.5 mm, so it is compatible with virtually all models of laptops and external enclosures, while the models of 12.5 mm need to carefully choose the material. The hard drive running at 5400 rpm and has 8 MB of cache, while the interface is selected the SATA 3 Gbit / s. The increased density should allow this drive to come and tease the 7200 rpm models of the previous generation in terms of flows, although obviously they retain the advantage of access time.

Note that Samsung, a few years ago, had proposed a three-platter design of 9.5 mm thick with the Spinpoint M6, which reached a capacity of ... 500 GB remains the price, a bit high for this capacity: $ 129.

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