Samsung today announced the Spinpoint M8, a 500 gigabyte per platter, one terabyte internal hard disk drive for mobile computing applications such as notebooks.
Samsung's Spinpoint M8 is just 9.5mm high to fit in mobile computing applications. The disk's high density was achieved by utilizing advanced format technology (AFT), which raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling efficient data storage. A reduced number of components such as disks and heads also contribute to approximately seven percent increase in operation speeds and eight percent decline in power demand, according to Samsung.
The dual-platter Spinpoint M8 operates on a 3 gigabits per second SATA interface, provides an eight megabyte buffer memory and incorporates EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels. A redesign of the overall structure ensures enhanced shock resistance to protect the disk from physical fracture and data loss.
Spinpoint M8 is currently in mass production and available worldwide with the 1TB drive at an MSRP of $129.00.