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Seagate starts shipping world’s slimmest 2TB laptop HDDs

Seagate Technology has announced that its Samsung HDD division has started shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T HDD. Measuring in at 9.5mm, the Spinpoint M9T is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. The HDD can also be installed in laptops, owing to its 2.5-inch size. Along with the 2TB HDD, a 1.5TB variant is also available. Thanks to the thinner HDD, laptop OEMs will undoubtedly be able to make slimmer notebooks and ultrabooks.

“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.

The Spinpoint M9T is the world’s slimmest 2TB laptop drive

“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 of the 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.”

Spinpoint M9T includes a SATA 6Gb/s interface and microactuation to ensure fast and consistent hard drive performance. Some added goodies include NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technologies that help keep the HDD’s noise levels down. The HDD is part of the Samsung Portable product line, which also includes the M3 Portable and P3 Portable external HDDs.

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