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Samsung launches Entreprise 2.5-inch HDD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced the development of its 7200rpm premium 2.5” hard drive series, SpinPoint MP1. Samsung’s SpinPoint MP1 Series provides the industry’s highest storage density of 200 gigabyte (GB) at 7200rpm on a 2.5inch disk base with SATA interface. The MP1 series is designed for enterprise applications such as workstations, RAID (redundant array of independent drives) servers, and blade servers.

The SpinPoint MP1 Series utilize perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), a serial ATA 3.0 Gbps interface, and feature native command queuing (NCQ) for high performance. To protect the disk drive from vibration and shock, a rotary vibration controller (RVC) and an optional digital free-fall sensor (FFS) have been implemented.

The RVC technology, first applied to the SpinPoint MP1 series, prevents the head from leaving the track under severe vibration conditions, thereby reinforcing data reliability.

With the industry’s highest maximum-density-per-disk at 100GB in the 7200 rpm class 2.5” drives, the SpinPoint MP1 series comes in 80/120/160/200GB capacities with a supporting 8/16MB cache memory. Mass production is scheduled for May, directly following sample availability in early May.

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