Samsung’s 500GB Spinpoint M6 Mobile Hard Drive now shipping

Samsung Spinpoint 500GB Samsung has announced that its new 500GB Spinpoint M6 mobile hard drive is being shipped. It happens to be the world’s first half-terabyte 2.5-inch hard drive.

The Spinpoint M6 mobile hard drive has been designed to meet the growing storage needs of today’s notebook, slim form factor PC users and for high density mobile applications.

According to Andy Higginbotham, director of hard drive sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, “Our customers require more and more notebook storage for their data, video and music files. Our Spinpoint M6 easily fits within notebook PCs with no modification to the notebook PC chassis, giving users more storage power than ever before.”

Samsung’s new Spinpoint M6 mobile hard drive comprises three 167GB platters in a 2.5-inch hard drive frame. To top it off, the drive measures just 9.5mm in height. Thus, it can be easily integrated into newer and slimmer notebooks. Further, mainstream notebooks will now be able to support capacity of up to 1TB by using two Samsung Spinpoint M6 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 available as an optional feature.

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 500GB Spinpoint M6 mobile hard drive is now shipping and will cost $299.

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