Ok, so you have an ultrafast, ultramobile workstation. The machine brings the best of both worlds; great portability and horsepower to spare. Unfortunately you had to make a sacrifice in the storage department to get the desired portability, or at least you thought you did. Seagate announced that its Samsung HDD division is shipping a new 2.5″ Spinpoint M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin and the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive.
At release this new line will actually come in both 1.5TB and 2TB capacities, giving you a couple options for additional storage in your ultraportable laptop. The M9T isn’t only for mobile though; it would be just at home in an ITX LAN box. The new drive has all the features you’d expect from a modern hard drive, including a SATA 6 GB/s interface and micro actuation, along with NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technologies. This will ensure fast, consistent hard drive performance, while delivering ultra-quiet operation.
The Spinpoint M9T hard drive is currently available in the Samsung Portable product line, which includes the M3 Portable and P3 Portable external drives, as well as with select OEM partners. You can learn more at the Samsung Hard Drives home page.
Still no word on retail release (or pricing) for folks like you and me, but hopefully soon. More details below in the press release.
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Seagate’s Samsung HDD Division Ships World’s Thinnest 2TB Storage Solution
High capacity and thin design hard drive gives customers the ideal solution for external and mobile applications
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that its 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 gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.
“The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience,” said Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.
“Samsung HDD with the new Spinpoint M9T continues to lead the effort in aerial density in a small form factor to supply our channel partners and customers with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution in the market,” said Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. “With consumer demand for storage capacity continuing to grow in mobile applications, the M9T answers this demand and is positioned to fulfill capacity needs in virtually any application.”
Spinpoint M9T includes a SATA 6Gb/s interface and microactuation to ensure fast, consistent hard drive performance, along with NoiseGuard™ and SilentSeek™ technologies to deliver ultra-quiet operation.
The Spinpoint M9T hard drive is currently available in the Samsung Portable product line, which includes the M3 Portable and P3 Portable external drives, as well as with select partners. Learn more at http://samsunghdd.seagate.com.
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