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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Seagate Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Hard Disk

Seagate's Samsung HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world's thinnest 2TB hard drive.

Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive includes a SATA 6Gb/s interface and microactuation to ensure consistent hard drive performance, along with NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technologies to deliver quiet operation.

The new HDD has been manufactured in China under its Samsung hard disk drive (HDD) division. It is spinning at 5400rpm and has the highest platter density of any 2.5-in form factor drive to date. Each platter has 667GB of capacity.

According to Samsung, the M9T boasts a data transfer rate of 169MB/s with an average latency of 5.6 microseconds. It uses 2.3 Watts of power during read/write operations and 0.7 Watts while idle.

The Spinpoint M9T hard drive is currently available in the Samsung Portable product line.


  • Max. 667GB formatted capacity per disk
  • SATA Native Command Queuing feature
  • TuMR/PMR head with FOD technology
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface support
  • Load/unload head technology
  • ATA Security Mode feature set
  • ATA S.M.A.R.T. feature set
  • SilentSeek
  • NoiseGuard
  • Capacity: 1.5TB, 2TB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (3Gb/s, 1.5Gb/s)
  • Rotational Speed: 5400-RPM class
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Average Seek Time (typical): 12ms
  • Average Latency: 5.6ms
  • Drive Ready Time (typical): 3.5ms
  • Data Transfer Rate
    - Media to/from Buffer (max): 169MB/s
    - Buffer to/from Host (max): 600MB/s
  • Non recoverable Read Error: 1 sector in 10E14 bits
  • Controlled Ramp Load/Unload: >600,000
  • Idle: 2.5 bels
  • Performance Seek: 2.7 bels
  • Voltage: +5V ± 5%
  • Spin-up Current (max): 1000 mA
  • Read/Write (avg): 2.3W
  • Low Power Idle (avg): 0.7W
  • Standby (avg): 0.18W
  • Sleep (avg): 0.18W
  • Temperature
    - Operating: 0 ~ 60°C
    - Nonoperating: −40 ~ 70°C
  • Humidity (noncondensing)
    - Operating: 5% to 90%
    - Nonoperating: 5% to 95%
  • Linear Shock (1/2-sine pulse)
  • - Operating (2ms): 300 Gs
  • - Nonoperating (1ms): 900 Gs
  • Vibration (10Hz to 500Hz, random): 1.5 Grms (operating)
  • Altitude (relative to sea level)
    - Operating: −304.8m to 3,048m
    - Nonoperating: −304.8m to 12,192m
  • Height: 9.5mm ±0.2mm (0.374in ±0.008in)
  • Width: 69.85mm ±0.25mm (2.75in ±0.010in)
  • Length: 100.35mm +0.2/−0.25mm (3.951mm +0.008/−0.010in)
  • Weight (max): 130g (0.29lb

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