Seagate (Samsung) launch world first 2TB 2.5in HDD

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Here are the interesting facts about the drive :
The new HDD has been manufactured in China under its Samsung hard disk drive (HDD) division. It is spinning at 5400rpm and has the highest platter density of any 2.5-in form factor drive to date. Each platter has 667GB of capacity.

According to Samsung, the M9T boasts a data transfer rate of 169MB/s with an average latency of 5.6 microseconds. It uses 2.3 Watts of power during read/write operations and 0.7 Watts while idle.

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Of course, it uses a standard SATA 6G interface. A 1.5TB model will be available too.

At last, one drive to answere Mooner's dreams.
 

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That seems kind of sexy-fast for a 5400rpm drive, too.

The seek times are average and I'm not sure if the 169MB/sec. is the same as STR. The latency is obviously a typo unless it is a 5.4 million RPM drive. :eek:
 

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I wonder where the M9T is shipping to - apparently not the resellers. :(
 

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:D I meant vaporware.

Perhaps the 2TB Samsung P3 is a 15 mm drive since the height is listed at up to 17.5 mm. How thick is your unit?

DRIVE WEIGHT & DIMENSION

Weight (Max): 169g (1.5TB, 2TB), 151g (1TB), 141g (500GB)

Height (Max): 17.5mm

Width: 82mm

Length: 112mm
 

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Awesome Lunar. Even when you seem to have a fully-functional keyboard in front of you, you can drop a bomb at any time. (ugh, pun)

OK, so what is the height of the unit? (I'd still use thickness though.)
 

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There are still none to be had. Vorpware again. ;)

I finally purchased the Seagate 2TB slim USB drive and removed the M9T drive inside. It seems to work normally as an internal hard drive.

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