Wednesday, April 4th 2007

SAMSUNG Launches New SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives

Samsung Electronics, today announced its new SpinPoint S166 Series of ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drives. The new SpinPoint S Series of hard drives offer upgraded versions of Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to accelerate operational speed while reducing noise. The new drives are fifteen percent quieter than other competing 80GB and 160GB models currently in the market. The S166 Series has a spin speed of 7,200rpm and provides an 8MB buffer. The Series features the SATA 3.0Gbps interface and includes Native Command Queuing (NCQ). The drives are also available with a PATA interface for customers who require this application. The 3.5” SpinPoint S166 hard drives are currently shipping in 80GB and 160GB capacities and will be available worldwide in April. Pricing and market availability information will be provided on a regional basis.

Source: Samsung
Add your own comment

6 Comments on SAMSUNG Launches New SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives

#1
tkpenalty
Um.... Who thinks HDDs are too loud?
Posted on Reply
#2
malware
by: tkpenalty
Um.... Who thinks HDDs are too loud?
I do, my hard drives are loud as hell...
Posted on Reply
#3
tkpenalty
lol... i love my WDs... so quiet.
Posted on Reply
#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Mine isnt loud at all and its a maxtor. So, they made it spin at the same rate as current drives, just a little quieter and not above 160gb space?
Posted on Reply
#5
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
by: tkpenalty
lol... i love my WDs... so quiet.
Same here.
Posted on Reply
#6
Mussels
Moderprator
Me likely quiet... then again, my server has 6x hard drives, so it definately adds up with anything but silent drives.

These 160's could make a very good operating system drive, depending on heat output.
Posted on Reply