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Samsung Offers New Serial ATA 2.5-Inch Hard Disk Drives For Notebook PC And Enterprise Computing Applications

San Jose, CA, October 6, 2005 – Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology forerunner, brings to market new 2.5-inch high-end Serial ATA hard disk drives targeted for today’s most demanding notebook and enterprise computing applications. Samsung’s latest drives, the M40S Series, are offered in three capacitates including the 40GB HM040HI ($80 Estimated Street Price) the 60GB HM060II ($100) and the 80GB HM080JI ($140). All three new drivers are currently shipping.

“Samsung prides itself on being a technology leader and as one of the first major manufacturers to offer Serial ATA technology in the 2.5-inch hard drive format. Samsung continues to up the ante and provide consumers with a wide variety of high-end storage solutions,” states Albert Kim, National Sales Manager, Storage Systems for Samsung SSI. “The new M40S series gives enterprise and home users alike the ability to use best-of-breed Samsung technology for their corporate or mobile computing needs.”

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 utilize Samsung’s patented NoiseGuard and SilentSeek next generation technology.

For more information about Samsung’s Hard Disk Drive products, visit http://www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com.

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