Samsung has launched new 2.5-inch Serial ATA HDDs for notebooks and enterprise computing applications. The new M40S series is now available in three capacities including the 40GB HM040HI ($80), the 60GB HM060II ($100) and the 80GB HM080JI ($140).
Ideal for notebook PCs and for enterprise applications such as blade servers that require small form factors with the benefits of Serial ATA technology, the M40S Series drives feature 8MB of onboard data cache and high performance 5,400rpm spindle speed. All mobile drives offer outstanding throughput performance and competitive power consumption rates. The new drives provide outstanding reliability and industry-leading shock protection capability through an advanced mechanical platform and robust cover design engineered to minimize the intensity of external shock transmitted to the most critical components of the drive.
The M40S Series features outstanding quality. Samsung invented a revolutionary new latch mechanism that eliminates the unpleasant rattling noise of traditional 2.5-inch drives and significantly reduces the clicking noise generated when a drive moves its heads on and off the disk according to the operating modes. The drives use a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor to achieve industry-leading operating acoustic noise levels.
Samsung's latest 2.5-inch hard drive offerings feature Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology, ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic Management and ATA Streaming. To ensure the quietest drives in the industry, the M40S series utilizes Samsung's patented NoiseGuard and SilentSeek next generation technology.