Samsung this week announced it has started shipping its first terabyte mobile hard drive, the Spinpoint MT2. While the dimensions aren't quite right for notebooks, Samsung says its newest 2.5-inch drive is ideally suited for other portable storage solutions, including the newly released Samsung S2 Portable 1TB USB drive, digital TVs, home media systems, and set-top boxes.
"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 vice president, storage marketing, Samsung Electronics. "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."
Cramming all that storage into a 2.5-inch form factor required the use of three 333GB platters. Other features include a 5400RPM spindle speed, 8MB of cache, NCQ, and a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface.
The 1TB Spinpoint MT2, as well as the smaller 750GB version, have both started shipping, Samsung said.
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