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Samsung Electronics Unveils Terabyte Hard Drive for Notebooks

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced its 500 gigabyte per platter, one terabyte internal hard disk drive, Spinpoint M8 for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks. Samsung's Spinpoint M8, which consists of two 500 gigabyte platters, provides users with one terabyte storage space. The form factor support the 9.5mm height to comfortably fit in mobile computing applications.

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Awesome! would like to see it with 16mb cache though. I'm assuming it runs at 5400rpm?
 

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Sweet!!!!! 1TB for my PS3, here I come!

Anyway, I thought Samsung was quitting the hard drive business.
 

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What happened to Samsung having sold off the HDD division to Seagate?
 
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Don't forget AFT increases performance of the HDD @ the same rpm

They already aren't. It's just a matter of price which is, well, astronomical...
1TB by December will be $1 per GB if everything goes well with the new tech 19nm(20nm)/TSV(aka TSS)
 

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That is terrible news that Samsung sold its hard drive business to Seagate. I use an old Samsung F1 but the F series drives and the spinpoints where always top drives.

Seagate are okay but Samsung was usually top dog along with WD.
Years ago Seagate also bought another drive manufacturer i liked, Maxtor.

I read about this new drive on another site, its got 500gb platters so its really good compared to the 3 platter drives they normally use.
 

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I'm still waiting for Hybrid 2n1 HDD's

not regular hybrids, but an 2.5 HDD that is both SSD and regular platter HDD in the same package... connected using one SATA connector and appears as two seperated drives ( SSD + HDD )... ofcourse duo to the natural of SATA, the drive must have a special chip to split the SATA to the two drives...

120GB for OS and app's... 500GB for data ( and could have 8GB for cache as Hybrid )... the platter 500GB will be in standby most of the time as the OS will mostly use the SSD in most time.. and when it needs the platters it will use the 8GB cache first...
 
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