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Samsung Announces 9.5mm 1TB Spinpoint M8 2.5-inch HD

As reported by Engadget, Samsung has raised the platter density on its new Spinpoint M8 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive to 500GB per platter instead of the typical 334GB for 1TB drives. This means that instead of using three platters like the competing offerings from Toshiba and Western Digital, this drive uses only two platters and finally allows a 1TB 2.5-inch drive with a 9.5mm z-height!

This drive has great potential for being used in nearly any laptop and will make a great drive for portable dual-drive RAID 0 arrays. The full details are available in Samsung’s press release available from Engadget.