Samsung Intros 2-Platter 1TB HDD for Notebooks

Late Wednesday night, Samsung revealed its new 2.5-inch Spinpoint M8 internal HDD for laptops that consists of two 500 GB platters for a total 1 TB of storage space. The previous 1 TB Spinpoint MT2 5200RPM drive released back in July 2010 featured three platters at 333 GB each.

According to Samsung, the high density was achieved by utilizing advanced format technology (AFT) which raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling "efficient and convenient data storage." The overall HDD structure, measuring just 9.5-mm thick, was also redesigned with a reduced number of components such as disks and heads, thus generating a 7-percent increase in operation speeds and 8-percent decline in power demand over it predecessor.

"The new Spinpoint M8 line-up supports the ongoing growth curve for high density data storage densities, especially as it raises the bar to exceed terabyte density levels in the mobile computing space," said Samsung's C.H. Lee, vice president of storage strategic marketing.

The Spinpoint M8 connects via an SATA 3Gbps interface and comes packed with an 8 MB buffer memory. Samsung also incorporated EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels. The structure redesign also ensures enhanced shock resistance to protect the disk from physical fracture and data loss.

Samsung's 2-platter 1 TB Spinpoint M8 is currently in mass production and will available worldwide at an undisclosed date for an MSRP of $129.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for pointing out that we had the wrong photo linked to the article. Samsung just sent over the correct image, as seen above.

  • rottingsheep
    where is your 1tb per platter desktop hdd?
  • the_krasno
    8mb buffer? Isn't that very little?
  • dalethepcman
    the_krasno8mb buffer? Isn't that very little?Its not the size of your RAM, its how you use it.
  • sonofliberty08
    Samsung HDD ? i thought Seagate owned them already ......
  • sudeshc
    Good work Sammy.........
  • eddieroolz
    That's nice, but I don't trust Samsung and Seagate drives.
  • would this fit my dell laptop?
  • danwat1234
    eddieroolzThat's nice, but I don't trust Samsung and Seagate drives.It doesn't matter which manufacture you trust, you should always have a backup of your data.
  • mitmensch
    According to the LBA count of 1,250,263,728 on the label, this is an older 640GB model, despite the modified capacity claim of 1TB (so much for availability).
    This fake is almost as embarrassing as the make-believe 0.85" HDD milled from a solid block of Aluminum, that they showed us at CeBIT years ago.
  • fir_ser
    Good improvements in notebook HDDs, hope to see more improvements in the future with lower prices.