The Samsung Spinpoint M6 fits the industry's standard 2.5 inch, 9.5mm height notebook hard drive compartment 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.
Mainstream notebook PCs can now support capacity of up to one terabyte by employing two Samsung Spinpoint M6 drives. For premium notebook PCs, the Spinpoint M6 meets the Microsoft fast-boot design requirements and supports ramp load and unload of up to 600,000 times.
The Spinpoint M6 hard drive features a 5400rpm spindle speed, a 8MB cache, and 3.0Gbps SATA interface with a Free-Fall-Sensor available as an optional feature. Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology enables the 500GB drive to store 160,000 digital images, 125 hours of DVD movies, or 60 hours of high definition video images. The drive also features Samsung's Flying-on-Demand head.
The Spinpoint M6 is currently shipping with a $299 MSRP.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview