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Samsung announces new SpinPoint drives for the enterprise market

Although Fujitsu may be looking to solid-state storage (SSD) to replace 1.8" hard disc drives (HDDs), the market for fast 2.5" HDDs is still alive and well. Just last month, Fujitsu and Seagate announced 160GB 2.5" hard drives spinning at 7200RPM. Samsung has today upped the ante with a 2.5" enterprise 7200RPM HDD that boasts a capacity of up to 200GB.

The new SpinPoint MP1 Series utilizes perpendicular recording to achieve a density of 100GB per platter. The MP1 Series will be available in capacities of 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 200GB and will support cache sizes of 8MB or 16MB.

All utilize a Serial ATA 3.0Gbps interface and feature native command queuing (NCQ). The drives also feature a rotary vibration controller (RVC) to protect drive from vibration and shock and are available with a free-fall sensor.

Samsung says that the MP1 series is designed for use in workstations, RAID servers, and blade servers. No pricing has been announced, but will likely be available closer to its May 2007 mass production date.

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RE: The Internet is for Porn
By thinairbikes on 4/11/2007 12:22:39 PM , Rating: 5
if it wasn't meant for portable use as well, why would it have freefall detection? How often does a server rack topple over? :)

RE: The Internet is for Porn
By Mitch101 on 4/11/2007 12:40:29 PM , Rating: 2
Good point I wish I could vote you up on that.

RE: The Internet is for Porn
By blckgrffn on 4/11/2007 2:10:07 PM , Rating: 2
Check out the new 2970 dell server, then come back and point out how this isn't for servers.

Or, for that matter, the high efficiency build of the 2950, which also uses 2.5" drives.

Or the multitude of 1U servers that use 2.5" drives for greater raid support.

These are going to be great for the server space, especially since "enterprise" gives warm fuzzies to us server admins, whether the title is warranted or not.


RE: The Internet is for Porn
By blckgrffn on 4/11/2007 2:10:56 PM , Rating: 2
Not to say it isn't for notebooks as well, but I would expect that it is probably the primary audience =)


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