Today Seagate announced that its Samsung HDD division has began shipping the all new Spinpoint M9T, a 2.5-inch HDD that measures in at just 9.5mm thick. This makes its the worlds thinnest 2TB HDD. The drive is targeted at OEMs of ultra-thin devices such as UltraBooks, Ultra-thin notebooks, and other portable devices needing large amounts of storage space.
"The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience," said Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.
"Samsung HDD with the new Spinpoint M9T continues to lead the effort in aerial density in a small form factor to supply our channel partners and customers with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution in the market," said Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. "With consumer demand for storage capacity continuing to grow in mobile applications, the M9T answers this demand and is positioned to fulfill capacity needs in virtually any application."
The Samsung Spinpoint M9T features a SATA 6Gb/s interface and Microactuation that provides for fast, consistent performance. NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technologies have been utilized to ensure a quiet experience while maintaining ultra-fast performance. The Spinpoint M9T is available now, but no pricing information was provided at the time of this writing.