Samsung Electronics today updated its hard drive offerings with two new drives, the 2.5″ Spinpoint M6 500GB for notebooks and 250GB Spinpoint MP2. Samsung said that it’s M6 is the “world’s first” 500GB laptop drive, but I think that title goes to Hitachi who had released a 2.5″ half-terabyte drive couple of days before Samsung unveiled their own version. And the interesting thing is that ASUS has already announced a Multimedia notebook M-Series with Hitachi’s 500GB 5K500 hard drive.

Samsung’s new Spinpoint M6 consists of three 167GB platters in a 2.5” hard drive frame measuring just 9.5mm in height. It features a 5400rpm spindle speed, a 8MB cache, and 3.0Gbps SATA interface with a Free-Fall-Sensor available as an optional feature.

The Spinpoint MP2 is targeted towards desktops and server segment. Its a 250GB 2.5” hard drive consisting of two 125GB disks, operating at a 7200rpm rotation speed. It also boast Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to offer ultra quiet operation.

The Spinpoint M6 is currently shipping for $299 and the MP2 will be available to key OEM manufacturers from March 2008.

Source : PCLaunches

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