Samsung Introduces "Rugged" 500GB 2.5" Drive

Samsung Introduces New “Rugged” High-capacity 500-Gigabyte 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive for Mobile Computing

SEOUL, South Korea--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today introduced their new 500-Gigabyte (GB) 2.5-inch hard disk drive with a shock operation tolerance of 400G/2ms. The Spinpoint M7 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive with 250GB per platter features a rugged base and cover design, offering better data protection for road warriors and other mobile laptop users.

“Our customers have been requesting hard drives with higher density, lower power and greater reliability for their mobile applications,” said C.H. Lee, vice president, Storage sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “The Spinpoint M7 answers these needs with a high-speed operating shock specification and extraordinary drive capacity for storing large data files, music, photos and videos.”

The Spinpoint M7 is available in 250-, 320-, 400-, 500-GB capacities. A new controller has been adopted to reduce power consumption in seek mode to up to 25 percent over conventional 2.5” drives. In particular, internal test results on PC Mark show an 18 percent improvement in overall performance over 2.5” hard drives.

The Spinpoint M7 utilizes Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to minimize the noise-level of the mechanical drive operation. The halogen-free drive complies with the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) regulations.

The Spinpoint M7 500GB hard drive is lightweight and durable, featuring a 5400rpm spindle speed, 8MB cache, native command queuing and a 3.0Gbps SATA interface. The 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.

Qualification samples of the Spinpoint M7 are currently shipping to major OEMs. Global shipments in the United States and Europe began in April with shipments to other regions to follow accordingly.
Via:  Samsung
acarzt 5 years ago

I think it's really hard to consider a HDD Rugged anymore, now with SSDs on the market. Especially since the Technology has been able to produce drives containing 500GB already.

Anonymous 5 years ago

There is only one 512GB SSD drive out now and it costs $1499


Supertalent 512GB SSD

Anonymous 5 years ago

>>>MCP Certified. Working on MCSA then MCSE.

You might want to consider going for the MCITS and MCITP instead.

acarzt 5 years ago

Yea, i've already thought of that... I need to update my sig lol I've already got a new computer now too lol


Also, OCZ claims to be able to make a 500GB SSD on their forums but they choose not to because of demand. They say they will make them upon request but I'd imagine they're just as expensive as that supertalent.

Anonymous 5 years ago

What did you get for your computer?

acarzt 5 years ago

i got this beast found here...

I had some problems with the cooler at first, but I got a replacement and all is well now. I need to put some updated pics in there. But I am definitely loving the new machine! It's the first time I ever got to build a computer this high-end and this complete. I've always scavanged parts from other machines :-P

Anonymous 5 years ago

Very nice rig!

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Can it survive a 3 foot drop? My netbook drive couldnt[:'(]

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