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Samsung Unveils 500-GB Mobile Hard Drive


Samsung is a few weeks away from shipping to retail a 500-GB mobile hard drive that could be paired to provide notebook computers with as much as 1 TB of storage.The 2.5-inch Spinpoint M6 consists of three 167-GB platters and fits into the chassis of commercial and multimedia notebooks. The drive costs $299, making it affordable for SMBs -- the majority of which say they rely on mobile devices to conduct business and plan to increase their spending on related technologies this year, according to recent Research (PDF; registration required).

Samsung has also announced the Spinpoint MP2 hard drive, another 2.5-inch drive with half of the storage of the M6 but faster read and write speeds (7,200 rpm vs. 5,400 rpm). The MP2 is aimed at desktop replacement notebooks, workstations and blade servers.Computerworld,

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