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Samsung's new hard disk drives

Posted: 13 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:samsung electronics? spinpoint p120? serial ata? sata? parallel ata?

Samsung Electronics Ltd introduced four new hard disk drives with increased storage capacity. The SpinPoint P120 series of hard drives include both Serial ATA with 3Gbps and parallel ATA versions, and are available with either a 200GB or a 250GB capacity.

According to the press release, the P120 series of hard disc drives is the optimal storage solution for a variety of digital consumer electronics devices as well as desktop PC systems. For enterprises with demanding applications, the new hard drivesthe 200GB SP2004C ($150 estimated street price) and the 250GB SP2504C ($170) feature 3Gbps I/O transaction capabilities, Serial ATA Native Command Queuing, Device Initiated SATA Power Management, Staggered Spin-up Support and an optional ATA Streaming feature set.

Meanwhile, the 200GB SP2014N ($130) and the 250GB SP2514N ($150) feature an Ultra ATA-133 Interface, Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology, ATA Security Mode, ATA host Protected Area and an ATA Streaming Feature.

All of the four hard drives feature 100GB/125GB formatted capacity per disk, high-speed dual digital signal processor (DSP), ATA SMART compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic Management and ATA Streaming, and are all equipped with a 7,200rpm spindle speed, 8.9ms average seek time, and an 8MB cache buffer.

The four new hard drives are currently shipping.

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