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Samsung Spinpoint M6 320GB Notebook Hard Drive Announced

Samsung Ships High Capacity 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive for Mobile and Enterprise Applications

Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology leader, announced today its high capacity 2.5″ hard disk drive, the new Spinpoint M6 featuring 320GB of storage capacity. The new Spinpoint M6 HM320JI is a SATA hard drive designed for notebook PCs, as well as slim PCs and blade servers. With its ultra-high 320GB capacity, the Spinpoint M6 can store the most content of any 2.5″ drive and is ideal for notebook users who need large storage space for videos, photos, music and multiple multimedia applications.

“As 2.5″ hard drives move further beyond traditional notebook PCs and into more consumer electronics and enterprise applications, we have the storage solutions and higher capacity drives to meet all the needs of businesses and consumers,” said Andy Higginbotham, director of hard drive sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor. “With its massive 320GB capacity, the Spinpoint M6 can store 91,000 digital images, 100-hours of DVD movies, and 38-hours of HD movies.”

Created to thrive in the toughest environments where notebook PCs are used, the Spinpoint M6 provides superb reliability. It utilizes perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, and the disk drive design has been optimized to allow ultra-precision adjustment of the head parking ramp position for high-density recording. The Spinpoint M6 features an optional Free-Fall Sensor that protects data from accidental drops and includes an optional Rotary Vibration Controller that minimizes the influence of external vibration.

The Spinpoint M6 has been developed to meet the most stringent environmental demands of notebook PC and portable consumer electronics, where minimal noise and low power consumption is critical. Samsung’s Spinpoint M6 hard drives operate between 2.6Bel and 2.4Bel in idle mode.

Samsung’s new 320GB model greatly expands the storage capacity of notebook PCs in line with the surging growth of multimedia content and the rapidly evolving mobile environment. The M6 Series features a 5,400rpm spindle speed, 1.5Gbps SATA interface and 8MB cache memory.

The M6 Series is currently available with a $249 MSRP.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in over 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business, and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.

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