KBench interview with Samsung HDD
Originally written by Kim Dong Guk @Kbench.com
- 0.5 inch HDD
0.85 inch HDDs are already used in some mobile devices. Samsung plans to introduce 0.5 inch HDDs when such devices need to get smaller and lighter.
- Spinpoint T133
Succeeding P120, the 400GB version uses three (T is for triple) 133GB platters. Instead of GMR, the T133 HDDs use TuMR. FOD (Flying On Demand) is also applied to protect head. From 500GB on, Samsung plans to release only 16MB buffer products.
- Spinpoint M80
Succeeding M60, M80 uses perpendicular recording technology, the first series from Samsung to use it. M60 uses 60GB platters. 60GB version has one platter, 120GB version has two platters, 80GB M80 has one 80GB platter, and 160GB M80 has two 80GB platters.
- Spinpoint MH80S
Samsung's first "hybrid" HDD that has flash parts. Samsung has been working with Microsoft mainly in order to shorten the time for OS booting time and other tasks for Windows XP and Vista, the next major release of Microsoft Windows OS. SATA only. MH80S is basically M80 with flash memory and SATA interface.