Originally posted on June 13, 2011 @ 9:45 am
There was a time when I thought that 80 GB of hard drive space was more than enough to meet my needs. My good old netbook quickly ran out of space, though, and before I knew it, I found myself shopping around for a portable external drive. With every laptop change, the higher I went with regard to capacity. The need for more space is always there, though, and it seems that nothing but external hard drives will solve the issue. For sure, you have been in similar situations, and you’ll be thrilled to know that Samsung has recently launched a new hard drive for laptops with a whopping 1 terabyte capacity!
The new hard drive follows the industry standard for laptops – 9.5mm 2.5 in form factor, making it usable for practically any laptop. Dubbed Spinpoint M8, the hard drive not only boosts storage capacity, but it also lessens power consumption. Samsung says that it uses 8 percent less power – or thereabouts. More so, the performance of the hard drive is also 7 percent better than its counterparts.
If that is not enough to convince you (I don’t know, they got me at 1 TB), you might also want to know that Samsung makes use of the NoiseGuard technology, which will lessen that annoying sound that your hard drive may have when working hard. And in case you tend to drop your electronics, the Spinpoint M8’s chassis has been designed to improve shock protection.
Samsung is already producing the Spinpoint M8 and says that it will be available worldwide. In the US, the hard drive has been tagged at $129. Not bad at all!