Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

Summary:Samsung is raising the bar on notebook computers with the integration of dual 500GB hard drives.

Samsung is raising the bar on notebook computers with the integration of dual 500GB hard drives.

So far, 1TB of integrated hard drive space has been reserved for desktop computing. It's no surprise that laptops are reaching the point of needing 1TB of space.

Perhaps we should have already seen this awhile ago. Portable hard drives and cloud computing solutions have risen in popularity given how much multimedia (i.e. HD videos, photos, games, etc.) is downloaded and owned by the average consumer these days.

The Spinpoint M8 will support up to 1TB of storage space as it sports two 500GB platters running on a 3GBps SATA interface. It also measures 9.5mm (0.37 inches) in height, which means it should be "comfortably fit" in most portable computers.

Already set for mass production, the Spinpoint M8 itself will retail for $129.00. However, Samsung hasn't specified which devices we might see integrating this cutting edge hard drive.

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Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Samsung

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