Samsung is now shipping the Spinpoint M6, a 500GB 2.5″ mobile hard drive for notebook PCs.
Samsung’s new Spinpoint M6 consists of three 167GB platters in a 2.5″ hard drive frame measuring just 9.5mm in height. This critical feature gives notebook PC manufacturers the option of easily integrating the Spinpoint M6 into the tens of millions of notebook PCs that ship every quarter.
The half-terabyte hard drive features a 5400RPM spindle speed, an 8MB cache, and 3.0Gbps SATA interface with a Free-Fall-Sensor available as an optional feature. 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 Spinpoint M6 retails for $299.