Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today the mass production of the world's highest capacity hard drive for laptops - the new Spinpoint M6. It features a stunning 500GB priced at $299 MSRP.
The Spinpoint M6 fits the industry's standard 9.5mm height dimension and is armed with a massive 500GB capacity consisting of three 167GB platters, notebook PC manufacturers can integrate the Spinpoint M6 into the tens of millions of notebook PCs that ship every quarter as well as slim form factor PCs and high density mobile applications.
The Spinpoint M6 500GB hard drive features Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology, a 5400rpm spindle speed, a 8MB cache, and 3.0Gbps SATA interface with a Free-Fall-Sensor available as an optional feature.
"The Spinpoint M6 is ideal for notebook power users who require vast amounts of storage space for their data, video and music files," said Hubbert Smith, Samsung Semiconductor's director of storage. "The MP2 has speed, features and capacity similar to a 3.5" hard drive and is perfect for users who require a smaller form factor with advanced data storage needs."
Along with the Spinpoint M6, Samsung says it's also begun mass-producing the Spinpoint MP2: a 250GB laptop drive with a 7,200-RPM spindle speed, a 16MB buffer, and performance Samsung claims to be similar to that of 3.5" desktop hard drives. This hard drive also supports SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies for quiet operation. Samsung is pricing the 250GB Spinpoint MP2 at $199.
Both drives are available now.