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Samsung introduces 1TB notebook drive

Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has begun shipping the Spinpoint MT2 one terabyte internal 2.5-inch hard drive. 

Employing 333GB per-platter technology, the new Spinpoint MT2 drive offers up to 1TB of storage. Running at 5400rpm speed, the MT2 has a 12.5mm form factor and utilises Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to minimize noise levels during drive operation. 

“The new Spinpoint MT2 drive offers the largest capacity in what has previously been offered as an option for portable digital devices.” said I.C. Park, Samsung Electronics vice president. “As the total storage solution provider, Samsung is committed to offering products that features exceptional performance and value across a wide range of computing and consumer electronics markets," added Park.

The Spinpoint MT2 features 5400rpm speed rotation, SATA 3.0 Gbps interface and Native Command Queuing functions for advanced performance. 

The Spinpoint MT2 drive has an 8MB buffer memory and is available in 750GB and 1TB capacity. It’s likely that initial shipments have been snapped up by OEMs in the laptop sector but the drive should be available more broadly later in the year.

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