Samsung this week introduced a new 2.5-inch hard drive (5,400 RPM) for notebooks that integrates two 500GB HDDs in one, totaling 1TB.
The great news for giving conventional hard drives a new gas, as HDDs with 1TB of storage and affordable prices still offer a great advantage when compared to solid-state drives (SSDs), which are much more limited in terms of capacity and at very reasonable prices. high.
The Spinpoint M8 runs on a 3Gbps SATA interface (with buffer 8MB) and is only 9.5mm thick ie it fits on several notebook models without problems. It uses the Advanced Format Technology (AFT), which increases the density of data storage per unit area. Its operating speed is 7% faster than previous models, and yet it consumes 8% less energy.
When purchased in bulk by OEMs, the new HDD from Sammy cost $ 130.
(tip from Ramon R. Nicotari, via Engadget)