New Samsung Spinpoint M7 500GB 2.5 Inch Rugged HDD Unveiled

Posted: Apr 21 2009, 2:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:57pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


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Samsung unveiled a new high capacity Spinpoint M7 HDD for laptops. The new 500GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive features a shock operation tolerance of 400G/2ms.
The Samsung Spinpoint M7 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive with 250GB per platter also features a rugged base and cover design, offering better data protection for road warriors and other mobile laptop users.
The Samsung Spinpoint M7 is now available in 250-, 320-, 400-, 500-GB capacities. A new controller has been adopted to reduce power consumption in seek mode to up to 25% over conventional 2.5” drives. In particular, internal test results on PC Mark show an 18 percent improvement in overall performance over 2.5” hard drives.

The Spinpoint M7 utilizes Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to minimize the noise-level of the mechanical drive operation. The halogen-free drive complies with the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) regulations.

The Samsung Spinpoint M7 500GB hard drive is lightweight and durable, featuring a 5400rpm spindle speed, 8MB cache, native command queuing and a 3.0Gbps SATA interface. The 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 Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI 500GB is on sale on NewEgg for $99.99.

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