Samsung Launches New Rugged Notebook Hard Drive



By Shane McGlaun

I once managed to fling my notebook computer across the room where it landed flat on its back with a thud. I just knew when I opened it up the LCD would be shattered and it would never work again. The only thing broken was the hard drive and after replacing it I was back surfing the net again.

Samsung has a new hard drive that is ruggedized to prevent just the sort of damage my notebook received. The hard drive is called the Spinpoint M7 and can withstand shock up to 400G/2ms while operating. The 2.5-inch drive is available in 250, 320, 400, and 500GB capacities.

Samsung says that the drives use a new controller that saves 25% on power in seek mode and is 18% faster than traditional 2.5-inch hard drives. The drives also feature Samsung SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technology to keep noise down. The drive spins at 5400 rpm and uses NCQ.

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