Samsung has introduced the SpinPoint M8, a 1-TB hard disk drive designed for mobile PCs. The high-capacity drive features two 500-GB platters and is 0.37 inches high, allowing it to fit easily into the small storage bays in laptops. Samsung says the high density of the drive was achieved through advanced format technology (AFT), which raises the data storage density per unit area and enables efficient data storage. By reducing the number of components such as disks and heads, Samsung achieved approximately a 7% increase in operation speeds and 8% decline in power demand than its previous drives. The drive operates at 3 gigabits per second SATA interface, provides an 8-MB buffer memory, and has minimal noise levels and shock resistance.
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