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4np
Apr 12, 2007, 09:14 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/04/samsung_spinpoint_440.jpg
Samsung is launching a pair of 2.5-inch hard disk drives this morning for use by suits and regular ol' plebs. The business minded SpinPoint MP1 is the most interesting of the two by far, offering a massive 200GB of data spinning at a 7200rpm off a SATA 3.0Gbps interface -- an industry best. They say it's intended for enterprise RAID and blade servers but don't be surprised when people start bunging 'em into their laptops. The lowly SpinPoint M5 then, goes up to 160GB at 5400rpm with a SATA 1.5Gbps interface. However, Sammy wants you to know that a "dual-disk" model is under development offering up to 250GB of storage. Both will begin mass production in May for undisclosed prices.

source: http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/11/samsungs-spinpoint-m1-laptop-drive-200gb-at-7200rpm-a-world/

Put that in the new MacBook Pro's ;)

SpaceMagic
Apr 12, 2007, 09:23 AM
I really want a 200GB 7,200rpm... pleassseeee! < $250 would be great :p

mkrishnan
Apr 12, 2007, 09:27 AM
Are there really a lot of RAID or Blade configurations using 2.5" drives?

Scarlet Fever
Apr 12, 2007, 09:27 AM
i want something that doesn't move at all, not faster!

Diatribe
Apr 12, 2007, 09:30 AM
Don't have the link handy right now but Hitachi will be coming out with a 200GB 7200rpm drive 1H 2007 and with a 250GB 5400rpm 2H 2007.

Edit: Here is the link. (http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/11/01/hitachi.250gb.laptop.drive/)

rockthecasbah
Apr 12, 2007, 10:08 AM
Does anyone know how long are the shelf lives of 7200rpm drives as opposed to the slower 5400rpm? Do they last a shorter amount of time before the HD craps out or are they basically the same? Pretty cool though, makes me wonder about what will be in my MacBook Pro when i order her in about a year! :eek:

Diatribe
Apr 12, 2007, 10:11 AM
Does anyone know how long are the shelf lives of 7200rpm drives as opposed to the slower 5400rpm? Do they last a shorter amount of time before the HD craps out or are they basically the same? Pretty cool though, makes me wonder about what will be in my MacBook Pro when i order her in about a year! :eek:

Yeah, it is about the same, not much different. In about a year we will probably have 300GB drives.

rockthecasbah
Apr 12, 2007, 10:14 AM
Yeah, it is about the same, not much different. In about a year we will probably have 300GB drives.
And maybe some moderately sized Solid State Flash as another option? :rolleyes:

Diatribe
Apr 12, 2007, 10:27 AM
And maybe some moderately sized Solid State Flash as another option? :rolleyes:

Last I heard they were bringing out 64GB NAND this year, so they are still a bit off for NAND only laptops and as an addition these things will cost you the same as a regular HD so I don't think so. I think the flash part will increase over the years but it will be many years before it'll replace a regular HD.

emotion
Apr 12, 2007, 10:43 AM
Are there really a lot of RAID or Blade configurations using 2.5" drives?

A lot of those ultra compact blade/1U racks have these yes.

emotion
Apr 12, 2007, 10:47 AM
Yeah, it is about the same, not much different. In about a year we will probably have 300GB drives.

http://193.128.183.41/home/v3__press.asp?prid=545&L=en

:)

Diatribe
Apr 12, 2007, 10:51 AM
http://193.128.183.41/home/v3__press.asp?prid=545&L=en

:)

As WildCowboy pointed out in another thread those are 12.5mm high, so they won't fit in Apple laptops. Besides 1Q is over isn't it?

The Hitachis are 9.5mm so they will fit.

emotion
Apr 12, 2007, 10:54 AM
As WildCowboy pointed out in another thread those are 12.5mm high, so they won't fit in Apple laptops.

The Hitachis are 9.5mm so they will fit.

Well spotted. I'd just seen the headline.

It seems all these drive ship dates slip somewhat in reality.

mkrishnan
Apr 12, 2007, 12:07 PM
A lot of those ultra compact blade/1U racks have these yes.

Ah, I didn't realize, thanks! :)

QCassidy352
Apr 14, 2007, 08:55 PM
Last I heard they were bringing out 64GB NAND this year, so they are still a bit off for NAND only laptops and as an addition these things will cost you the same as a regular HD so I don't think so. I think the flash part will increase over the years but it will be many years before it'll replace a regular HD.

64 GB NAND is enough for some users. The low end macbook still has a 60 GB drive, and I have less data than 60 GB on my laptop HD right now. Also, if 64 GB is this year, can 128 be far behind? And that would certainly be enough for many users!

sidenote: 64 GB flash-based full size ipods, anyone? :D

Diatribe
Apr 15, 2007, 09:40 AM
64 GB NAND is enough for some users. The low end macbook still has a 60 GB drive, and I have less data than 60 GB on my laptop HD right now. Also, if 64 GB is this year, can 128 be far behind? And that would certainly be enough for many users!

sidenote: 64 GB flash-based full size ipods, anyone? :D

Don't know about 128GB but the price for the 64GB drive is already immense. Definitely not for the MBs and for the MBPs it is just not enough.
If the price were lower I'd be with you but for now the price per GB is just too high.

sushi
Apr 15, 2007, 09:43 AM
Are there really a lot of RAID or Blade configurations using 2.5" drives?
That comment got me as well.

I have not seen a 2.5" RAID. I guess you could always put them in a 3.5" bay.

Edit: Guess there are some Blade/1U racks out there.

garybUK
Apr 16, 2007, 03:02 AM
It would be good to see a laptop with 2 drives one Nand boot drive and one data disk that is just used for data.