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When Samsung first introduced its F1 series of hard drives several years ago, the company was pushing its way through the terabyte barrier, joining a then elite club of high-capacity drive makers. Now in its fourth generation, Samsung is kicking off its new SpinPoint F4 series with a 320GB hard drive designed for "superior performance and high reliability," the company announced. "Higher performance combined with increasing capacities continues to accelerate demand for 3.5” drives in desktops storage," said In-Chul Park, vice president of sales, storage systems division, Samsung Electronics.... Read more...
Capacity, capacity, capacity. It's the same in the real estate market for location, but in the storage market, the team with the biggest number wins. Samsung Electronics is hoping to grab a bigger slice of the notebook HDD market share with a new 640GB unit, which differs from most other high-capacity notebook drives by spinning at 7200RPM rather than 5400RPM. The Spinpoint MP4 2.5" is definitely designed for high-performance users, boasting a higher spindle rate and more cache than "standard" units. Samsung suspects that you'll see a 30% or so performance boost from the enhancements, and the improved... Read more...
It's not often that hard drives break new ground. Sure, Western Digital's 1TB monster was an exception to the rule, but in most cases, each new HDD we see is a logical successor to the ones that came before. Maybe a bump in cache, an increase in capacity or a new spindle speed, but hardly anything ground-breaking.For those bored with the status quo, let us introduce to you Samsung's Spinpoint N3U. Said drive is a 1.8" HDD with 250GB of capacity, but what makes it special isn't all that room in such a small space. It's not the dual-platter design that holds 125GB per platter. No, it's the totally... Read more...