Samsung brings to market new 2.5-inch high-end Serial ATA hard disk drives targeted for notebook and enterprise computing applications.
Samsung?s latest drives, the M40S Series, are offered in three capacitates including the 40GB HM040HI ($80 Estimated Street Price) the 60GB HM060II ($100) and the 80GB HM080JI ($140). All three new drivers are currently shipping.
The M40S Series drives feature 8MB of onboard data cache and 5,400rpm spindle speed. All mobile drives offer competitive power consumption rates, and provide shock protection capabilities through an advanced mechanical platform and cover design engineered to minimize the intensity of external shock transmitted to the components of the drive.
The M40S Series also features a new latch mechanism to eliminate the rattling noise of traditional 2.5-inch drives and reduce the clicking noise generated when a drive moves its heads on and off the disk according to the operating modes.
Samsung?s latest 2.5-inch hard drive offerings feature Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology, ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic Management and ATA Streaming. To ensure the quiet operation, the M40S series utilize Samsung?s patented NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technology.