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[Seagate] Seagate's Samsung HDD Division Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Storage Solution

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CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that its Samsung® HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint™ M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive.  Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.

“The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience,” said Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.

 

“Samsung HDD with the new Spinpoint M9T continues to lead the effort in aerial density in a small form factor to supply our channel partners and customers with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution in the market,” said Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. “With consumer demand for storage capacity continuing to grow in mobile applications, the M9T answers this demand and is positioned to fulfill capacity needs in virtually any application.”

 

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Nice! I was looking for an HDD for my upcoming PS4, looks like i've found it. thumb.gif
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They fit four platters in a single 9.5mm drive? Either that, or areal density has increased by 33%. I would like to see how it holds up to the stress and wear of being in a laptop. Seeing this and the 7-platter drive from Hitachi (and their 9.5mm 1.5TB drive to a lesser extent) are quite promising for the future of HDDs.
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Nice! I was looking for an HDD for my upcoming PS4, looks like i've found it. thumb.gif
Does it really matter if you are not seeing the drive?
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Really exited that HDD are still going strong. More so then when they where the only form of storage. SSD seems to me like it has slowed down quite a bit. I speed $140 for my Intel 80GB SSD more then 3 year ago and still cant bring myself to upgrade it.
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Really exited that HDD are still going strong. More so then when they where the only form of storage. SSD seems to me like it has slowed down quite a bit. I speed $140 for my Intel 80GB SSD more then 3 year ago and still cant bring myself to upgrade it.
I am thinking of changing the hdd in my laptop to a sshd.
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Does it really matter if you are not seeing the drive?

Well the reason I'll be replacing the HD in the PS4 is because of capacity, they come with a 500gb HD and from what i've been seeing around with the size of the game installs, 500gb is going to get filled pretty fast. I got a 750gb HD on my PS3 at the moment and its like 60% full, it's more of a piece of mind thing I guess.
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Do want. smile.gif
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if they can make them thin then why not put that effort into making it standard sized again by adding capacity where people actually care about rather then oh its so thin its so shiny and pretty
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Better have some VERY GOOD shock/stabilization protection. One small move and you may just scratch off 500GB of clusters!
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